Manor Tannery after closure

Picture of Manor Tannery after closure
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Interior of the Manor Tannery after closure. This was a shed adjacent to the lime pits at the bottom end of the tannery site. At the end are two of the ‘beams’ on which the hides were spread to allow the use of a large curved knife (a ‘fleshing knife’) to remove hair and fat after soaking in lime and prior to tanning.

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