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Number 9 Shop, Swindon

Description: Number 9 Shop

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 March 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 318840

OS Grid Reference: SU1421084769
OS Grid Coordinates: 414210, 184769
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5616, -1.7964

Location: Rodbourne Road, Swindon SN2 2DY

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

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:
SU 1484 NW
BREL: Swindon Works
5/177 No 9 Shop
(former J Shop)
A very long range with a masonry built facade of an arcaded ground floor of
red brick headed arches and ashlar dressed jambs and windows with paired
windows above. The rear elevation is brick built with brick dressed windows.
The western two thirds were built in 1873 as a foundry and was extended
eastwards with similar detailing first c1890 and again in 1922. The range
presents a 32 bay facade to the main line railway with a twin gabled six bay
return to the east end and a corrugated sheet return to the west end. The
rear elevation is partly obscured by modern additions of 1965. The first 20
bays from the west represent the original build and reputedly the alternate
ground floor bays were blind pierced by windows c 1924, the remaining 12 bays
are late 19th and early 20th century. The west elevation was rebuilt in 1965.
The effort taken with the facade to match the extensions with the original
builds indicated that this was always.regarded as a prestige building in
relation to the main line railway consists of two tall single storey aisles
separated in the original part by a rank of two tier cast-iron columns and in
the later sections by rivetted steel composite columns at a much greater bay
interval. The building was visited by King George V and Queen Mary in 1924
when a welcome message was cast in their presence. This survives on site.

Source: A Peck The Great Western at Swindon Works (OPC 1983)

Listing NGR: SU1421084769

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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