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British Rail Engineering Limited Swindon Works No 13 Shop (Old L2 Shop), Swindon

Description: British Rail Engineering Limited Swindon Works No 13 Shop (Old L2 Shop)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 318810

OS Grid Reference: SU1403084977
OS Grid Coordinates: 414030, 184977
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5635, -1.7990

Location: Linslade, Swindon SN2 2AF

Locality: Swindon
County: Swindon
Country: England
Postcode: SN2 2AF

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Listing Text

BREL: Swindon Works
No 13 Shop (Old L2 Shop)

Locomotive tender or tank shop, now machine shop. 1876. Iron framed building
with red brick exterior walls, now partly amalgamated with other later buildings.
The visible exteriors are long low frontages with arcaded treatment.
Interior: 8 rows, each of 9 cast iron columns supporting a wrought iron and
glazed roof construction. Columns are of 2 tiers, the lower heavier ones carrying
crane gantry beams and some with brackets for line shafting, but upper columns are
very short. One original 15-ton crane with timber beams and iron frontage. Four
10-ton cranes of iron construction, refurbished in steel. All were electrified
in early C20 and 4 have their original motors. A number of original fitted cranes
with swinging arms. Part of the large scale expansion of the Great Western works
in the 1870's and a good example of a factory building of the period. One of an
important group of Victorian industrial buildings at the GWR works.

Listing NGR: SU1403084977

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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