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Albion Warehouse, Ashton-under-Lyne

Description: Albion Warehouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 212677

OS Grid Reference: SJ9431599253
OS Grid Coordinates: 394315, 399253
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4900, -2.0871

Locality: Ashton-under-Lyne
County: Tameside
Country: England
Postcode: OL6 6HG

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Listing Text

In the entry for:
SJ 99 NW (south side)

4/29 Albion Warehouse

(formerly listed as
12/01/67 National Insurance
Offices(former New
Albion Schools))


the Grade shall be amended to read Grade II*(star).


SJ 99 NW (south side)

4/29 Albion Warehouse
(formerly listed
as National
Insurance Offices,
12/01/67 (former new Albion Schools))


School, now warehouse. 1861-2. By Paull and Ayliffe.
Polychromatic brick with ashlar dressings and slate roof. 11
bays and 2 storeys with projecting stair wings to rear and
lower 4-bay wing to left. Italianate style. Projecting
plinth, first floor band, white brick striations and
bracketed eaves cornice. Front and rear are dominated by a
central 3-bay projection which is pedimented and has a
round-arched 2-light window with tracery on the first floor.
At the rear it is flanked by stair wings which project even
further and are themselves pedimented but at the front on
either side are elaborate ashlar door surrounds with
foliated capitals to columns and a semi-circular hood and
dropped keystone. Windows are symmetrically arranged and
have 8-pane casements with segmental-brick arched heads and
keystones on the ground floor and semi-circular heads on the
first floor with impost band and polychromatic voussoirs.
Hipped roof. Each end has a pedimented projection.
Decorative tower styled like a campanile with a pyramidal
roof. The adjoining boundary wall has decorative cast-iron
railings (removed to east) on stone plinth and gate posts.
Interior:, the first floor is an impressive hall with arched
bracing to queen-post roof trusses. Various timber,cast-iron
and plasterwork remains. William Glover, History of Ashton-
under-Lyne, 1884.

Listing NGR: SJ9431599253

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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