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Description: Former Premises of the Lancashire Watch Company Now Forming Part of the Prescot Trade Centre
Date Listed: 21 May 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 215304
OS Grid Reference: SJ4710892824
OS Grid Coordinates: 347108, 392824
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4295, -2.7975
PRESCOT ALBANY ROAD
SJ 49 SE
6/47 Former premises of
Watch Company now
forming part of the
Prescot Trade Centre
Former watch making factory, now used for light industrial purposes. 1893 for the
Lancashire Watch Company. Cast-iron frame with concrete floors and brick infill;
roof material not visible. Long narrow range-runs parallel to Albany Street and is
served by 2 external stair turrets to the rear. 3 storeys; 43 window bays, the
glazing taking up the greater part of the elevation; all windows except to ground
with small panes. Two inserted doors, one with concertina shutters. Iron
stanchions externally expressed. Pedimented gable wall to N end, the parapet with
moulded cornice; blocked round-headed windows, and oculus to gable wall. South
gable wall altered 1990 after gate damage. Gabled stair and privy blocks to rear
connected to main range by short corridor block. Fenestration to rear similar to
front elevation. Interior structure intact but with later sub-divisions.
Watch-making factories on this scale were rare and this is understood to be the sole
surviving example in Britain. It also marks the high-water mark of a local
industry that achieved national significance in the C19.
Listing NGR: SJ4657892702
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Source: English Heritage
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