Clothing Factory

Remains of Abingdon’s clothing factory, a major establishment in the 19th century, were found in an excavation in West St Helen Street in 1977.

Roman pottery, a medieval ditch which was probably a property boundary, and much medieval butchery waste were also found. The site is now occupied by the St Helen’s Church Centre.

Published Reference: B. Wilson (1989), Trade, Industry and Domestic Activity at the Old Clothing factory, Abingdon, Oxoniensia 54, 279-86