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Description: Cooperative Store (Barnsley British)
Date Listed: 13 January 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 333763
OS Grid Reference: SE3454506096
OS Grid Coordinates: 434545, 406096
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5504, -1.4801
SE30NW BARNSLEY WELLINGTON STREET
13.1.76 (Barnsley British)
Co-operative store. 1886, the 5-bay Wellington Street section slightly later.
Exposed cast-iron frame, part with dressed-stone cladding. Welsh slate roof.
3 storeys. 10 cast-iron bays to New Street. 2 bays, and one corner bay and
4 bays to right of this, all stone clad. 5 cast-iron bays to Wellington Street
plus a lower 3-bay stone-clad part to the right. Wellington street facade: the
main entrance is in the centre of the 5-bay cast-iron part which has C20 shop
front to ground floor. The 1st and 2nd floors have superimposed orders of cast-
iron engaged columns supporting a round arcade. The 1st-floor order has fluted,
tapering columns with ornamental bases and capitals. The second-floor columns
have tapering bases, plain shafts and Corinthian capitals. The 2 orders are
separated at 2nd-floor level by a frieze decorated with close-set bosses. Elaborate
spandrel treatment to the arcade which has frieze with widely spaced bosses and
a cavetto cornice enriched with close intersecting blind tracery. Heavy cast-iron,
arcaded parapet with delicate openwork crest and finials. Behind this is a pavilion
roof with glazed lower part and fishscale slating. Delicate iron cresting and
overthrows. The New Street elevation has 10 similar bays, but the ground floor
is contemporary, with blinds, except for C20 glazing. The pitched roof has large
ornamental cast-iron ventilators. The 2 + 1 + 4-bay stone corner section has
some contemporary and some C20 ground-floor shop frontages, large 1st-floor
casements with moulded surrounds and small cornices, and paired 2nd-floor windows.
The deep frieze between 1st and 2nd floors has, in the 4 bay right section, in
large raised letters "BARNSLEY BRITISH CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY". Surmounting this
stone part is a cornice and tall parapet behind which is a square ventilator/clock
tower with pedimented sides and swept top with ball finial.
The Barnsley British Co-operative Society was founded in 1862.
The Barnsley British Co-operative Society Ltd.,
Coronation History of the B.B.C.S. Ltd., 1862-1902, 1903.
Listing NGR: SE3454506096
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Source: English Heritage
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