Truly one of the highlights of Trowbridge’s architectural heritage, the Handle House, near the Town Bridge, was essential to the woollen cloth manufacturing process. It was built in the mid-19th century to aid in raising the knap of the cloth produced in the mills, as the building was used for drying huge quantities of teazles from the nearby River Biss, which were in turn used to raise the knap. Characterised by its perforated brickwork, it is believed to be the last such surviving structure in the United Kingdom, and is one of the most unusual and characterful buildings in the town.