Before the wool was spun, it was washed and hung in round towers to dry. The 3-storey tower in Kemps Lane was built in the 18th century: it is now used as a workshop. The small 18th century tower by the Painswick Stream at Highgrove has now collapsed completely with no remaining trace. The wool was stored in barns. The room at the rear of Byfield House in Bisley Street  was a wool barn in the 17th and 18th centuryues. The clothier distributed the wool to spinters, women who spun the wool in their cottages, and then passed it to the weavers. Although some mills had weaving rooms, most weavers worked at home. The finishing processes at the mill produced smooth broadcloth.