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Roadside Building at Ncb Workshops with Attached Range Facing Forge Lane, Elsecar

Description: Roadside Building at Ncb Workshops with Attached Range Facing Forge Lane

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 333894

OS Grid Reference: SK3855199824
OS Grid Coordinates: 438551, 399824
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4937, -1.4204

Location: Forge Lane, Barnsley S74 8ER

Locality: Elsecar
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S74 8ER

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Listing Text

(east side),
5/20 Elsecar
- Roadside building at NCB
workshops with attached
range facing Forge Lane
including Nos 2 and 4
Forge Lane
Workshops and managers' houses now partly offices and canteen. Mid and late C19
with extensive C20 additions. For the Fitzwilliam estate. Coursed, dressed sand-
stone, Welsh slate roofs. Single-storey elongated L-shaped range with 1 limb follow-
ing the curve of Forge Lane and terminating in a pair of 2-storey houses, having a
total of 5 windows to 1st floor, and with a 2-storey, 5-bay blacksmith and joiners
workshop range beyond. Wath Road front: plain wall with near-central gabled projec-
tion having 2 ground floor windows (boarded up) each with small casement with
glazing bars over; eaves band broken by 1st floor loading door beneath gable oculus
having ashlar surround and radial glazing bars; gable copings. Hipped roof to main
range has several ridge ventilators. Forge Lane front on right return: plain wall
pierced by later openings to granary beneath eaves. Curtain wall forms link to
Nos 2 and 4 Forge Lane: No 2 on left has panelled door and fanlight beneath round
arch, flanking sashes with projecting sills and plain lintels, 3 similar sashes over.
No 4 on right: plain C20 door flanked by 4-pane sashes, 2 C20 casements over. Stone
and brick stacks. Workshop range at end of Forge Lane has segmental archway to
bay 1; to ground floor of bays 4 and 5 is a large elliptical arch with brick
voussoirs set on a cast iron former, the opening now bricked up; flanking round
arched windows, that to bay 2 now enlarged as a garage entrance. Bricked up windows
to 1st floor have projecting sills and old iron casements with glazing bars beneath
round arches. Rear: gabled projection to rear of Wath Road front has altered ground
floor openings but with original round arched loading door with old wooden jib
flanked by diamond-latticed iron casements; 4 similar windows in right return.
Forge Lane range has low ground floor openings with cast iron columns and beams now
mostly infilled. Later 1st floor casements mostly of 3 lights. Workshop at end of
Forge Lane has brick elevation with open elliptical archway as front. Important
remnant of the Elsecar Ironworks originally operated by William Darwin and Co from
1795 until leased by Earl Fitzwilliam to George and William Dawes from c1850 until
1884. Later formed railway repair workshop prior ro its use by the NCB. C20
additions flanking gable to rear of Wath Road front not of special interest.

Listing NGR: SK3855199824

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Source: English Heritage

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