Abbey Street --Neckinger Mill
Neckinger Mills, originally the site of a paper mill where the development of the recycling and production of paper from straw and wood was developed by Matthias Koop and Elias Carpenter, using water from the Neckinger.
Following bankruptcy of Matthias Koop the site was taken over in 1806 by Bevington and Sons, who then began the processing of animal skins. The large site between Jamaica Road and Neckinger continued production until 1935 when the works moved to Dartford and the Neckinger Site was redeveloped by Bermondsey Borough Council for housing.
The Company left the site in 1980 when the warehouse was converted to "live work units". Now a Grade II listed building it is currently used as a mixed residential and commercial site.
1. Koop's Paper Mill. 2. Bevington Mill ponds. 3. Bevington Mill dipping skins. 4. Neckinger Mill Abbey Streeet . 5. Map of the Site before development. 6. Neckinger Mills. 7. Today - aerial view of the site.
Hi Joe once again I must ask where do you get your pics from their great. An aunt & Uncle of mine used to live in Monach Buildings in the early fifties, which was just across the road Bevingtons used to be able to see all the diffrent coloured dipping pools for the skins. Once again memories awkened.