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Office Building at Ncb Workshops with Attached Gates and Gatepiers, Elsecar

Description: Office Building at Ncb Workshops with Attached Gates and Gatepiers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 333893

OS Grid Reference: SK3858099947
OS Grid Coordinates: 438580, 399947
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4948, -1.4199

Locality: Elsecar
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S73 0SG

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Listing Text

(east side),
Office building
at NCB workshops
with attached gates
and gatepiers
Office building incorporating gate-house and private station and with attached
gates and gatepiers. Early-mid C19 gate-house within structure of 1870. For the
Fitzwilliam estate. Deeply-coursed, horizontally-tooled sandstone, Welsh slate
roof. Irregular 2-storey range; 6 : 3 bays facing Wath Road, attached gateway at
bay division, canted end bays. Window openings, mostly boarded at time of resurvey,
have projecting sills and plain lintels. 3 bays on right are lower and have a
stepped 3-light window beneath Venetian window flanked by C20 casements. Canted
end bay on right has old sash with glazing bars beneath C20 casement. Taller 6-bay
range on left with windows to each bay on both floors; matching canted bay on left.
Both parts have 2-course wallstone eaves band and shaped wooden gutter brackets,
hipped roofs. 2 brick ridge stacks to 6-bay part have plinths and tabling.
Gatepiers attached to front of building forming entrance to works: each has tapered
octagonal bollard at foot of square shaft with cushion-shaped coping having iron
spikes; side gates and central double gates have spear finials to dog bars and upper
bars which also have diagonal bracing. Right return: canted bay on left has earlier
ground-floor walling with boarded door flanked by sashes with glazing bars beneath
sunken-panel lintels, upper storey with casements as front. Taller 3-bay block to
right has rails leading into square-headed train entrance on left, and architraved
door on right flanked by tall aproned windows; lst-floor band beneath large 6-pane
sashes. Left return: matching train entrance to left of canted-bay projection,
lst-floor Venetian window.

Interior: fine staircase with balustrade partly infilled by fretted panels,
triangular-headed niche in panelling beneath, wall niches opposite. Long axis of
building pierced by corridor to allow passage of trains, no platform fittings.
Occasionally used as a private station by the Fitzwilliam family of Wentworth
Woodhouse. Attached cottages to rear not of special interest.

Listing NGR: SK3858099947

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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