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The Ropewalk
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Location Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
OS grid reference TA 02914 22945
Built 1767
Built for Hall's Barton Ropery
Rebuilt 1921
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated 17 September 1976
Reference no. 1346819

The Ropewalk, originally Halls' Barton Ropery is a former ropewalk in Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire, first built in 1767. It is a Grade II Listed building and currently operates as a regional centre for the arts.

History

The building was constructed in 1767, by William Hall, with the north half (now the Ropery Hall) rebuilt in 1921. The ropery was in production through both world wars and the great depression. It was taken over by Bridport-Gundry Ltd in 1986 and closed on 23 December 1989.

Arts venue

Ropery Hall is a community performance venue for live music, theatre and cinema. Other facilities include a printmaking workshop, artists' studios, meeting rooms and a picture-framing department. The main galleries feature changing exhibitions. Ropewalk Museum is also located in the facility. Its exhibits focus on the history of the factory and its employees.

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