Description: Office Building at Ncb Workshops with Attached Gates and Gatepiers
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
HOYLAND NETHER WATH ROAD
at NCB workshops
with attached gates
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
Source: English Heritage
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