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Premises of Cooperative Store, Barnsley

Description: Premises of Cooperative Store

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 333736

OS Grid Reference: SE3455806118
OS Grid Coordinates: 434558, 406118
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5506, -1.4799

Location: Wellington Street, Barnsley S74 0JQ

Locality: Barnsley
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S74 0JQ

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Listing Text

(north side),
3/48 No 33
(Premises of
Co-operative Store)
Co-operative shop. 1911. Stone building clad in glazed tiles. Baroque style.
Three storeys. 5 x 5 bays with one corner bay. Ground floor covered or replaced
by c1970s. Shop fronts: entrance in corner bay, above which the 1st and 2nd
floors are framed by buttresses. 3-light rounded window to each floor between
which is a square cartouche with raised Art Nouveau letters reading 'BARNSLEY
BRITISH CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED'. This bay is surmounted by a lion.
The New Street elevation is symmetrical with central canted bay to 1st and 2nd
floors. Wide, elliptical-headed 1st-floor windows and segmental-headed 2nd-floor
windows with wide alternately blocked common jambs and voussoirs. At 1st-floor
impost level heavy paired brackets support square bases to ball finials. The
2nd-floor sill band is moulded and is swept over the deeply articulated facade.
Cartouches with figure heads surmount the 2nd-floor window jambs. A deep,
moulded and modillioned eaves cornice supports the deep parapet which is
alternately panelled and balustraded, the bays separated by square piers. The
Market Street elevation is similar but bays 1 and 3 have broad tripartite windows
with round-arched central lights, the cornice following over as an open segmental
pediment, the keystones large and elaborate and projecting through the tympanum
of the pediment.

A good and elaborate example of the type. The building replaced an original
building of 1865, as the central grocery department.

The Barnsley British Co-operative society was founded in 1862.

Barnsley British Co-operative Society Ltd., Coronation History of the B.B.C.S. Ltd.
1862-1902, 1903.

Listing NGR: SE3455806118

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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