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Description: Britannia Works
Date Listed: 14 November 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 196355
OS Grid Reference: SK8170289809
OS Grid Coordinates: 481702, 389809
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3988, -0.7727
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SK 8089 8189 1/50 Britannia Works
Engineering Works, built as a Steam Traction Engine Works for Marshalls and Sons
Co Ltd, from 1848 onwards. Red brick with slate and asbestos roofs. Plain
brick plinth, plain pilaster strips between bays and dentilated eaves. West
front, to Beaumont Street, has to left a 16 bay single storey machine shop with
a single tall round headed window with keystone to each bay, the first one being
blind. 2 storey, 16 bay office block to right with off-centre doorway within
elaborate round arch topped by a parapet and crowned by a statue of Britannia.
To the left 4, and to the right 9 round headed windows with keystones and denti-
lated impost bands. 15 similar windows above. Beyond to the right a 7 bay, 2
storey office addition, with off-centre doorways in similar, though plainer
style. South front has 2 bay, 2 storey office section with round headed windows
with keystones and cill bands. Beyond a 12 bay single storey section with
continuous attic and a single tall round headed window to each bay. Then 3
gabled ends, a 3 bay, a 4 bay and a 3 bay each with tall round headed windows
topped by a pediment. Beyond 3 further gabled ends 2, 3 bays and a 4 bay with a
circular window to each bay and topped by pedimeters. The final section is a
curved gabled entrance topped by a pediment. The east front, to Station Road,
single storey, 35 bays with a tall round headed window to each bay, most now
boarded. The 12 bays to the right are topped by square furnace chimney stacks.
Beyond, to the right, 3 gabled ends, 2 of 3 bays and a third of 5 bays, all
blind with a window in each pedimental gable. The north front, to Spring
Gardens, has a blind 8 bay section, then an entrance with a 5 bay, then a 4 bay
section beyond that each with tall round headed windows with keystones. Beyond
a small 2 storey, 2 bay section with flat headed ground floor windows and
segment headed windows above. Finally, C20 16 bay, 2 storey section with metal
framed windows and ashlar lintels. The final 2 bays altered to add an entrance.
Listing NGR: SK8170289809
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Source: English Heritage
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