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Main Engine Shop to Rear of Original Plant Works Building at Doncaster Station, Doncaster

Description: Main Engine Shop to Rear of Original Plant Works Building at Doncaster Station

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 335033

OS Grid Reference: SE5698002971
OS Grid Coordinates: 456980, 402971
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5203, -1.1421

Location: 4 Hexthorpe Road, Doncaster DN1 1QY

Locality: Doncaster
County: Doncaster
Country: England
Postcode: DN1 1QY

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Listing Text

SE 50 SE (east side)

3/38 Main engine shop to rear
of original Plant Works
building at Doncaster


Original erecting shops and boiler shop, now main machine shop. 1853 with later
additions c1860s for Great Northern Railway. Dark red brick with brick and stone
dressings and corrugated plastic roof. Tall single-storey throughout. Erecting
shops to north, 15 bays long and 3 wide gabled bays across, wider infill bay to
south with double gabled boiler shop, beyond of 13 bays long. Later additions to
end and sides not of special interest. Side elevations of erecting shops have
continuous ashlar sill band and bays articulated by brick pilasters with friezes
and cornices supporting simple entablature with dentilled cornice. Each bay has
tall segmental-headed window with small pane metal casement windows. End elevation
to north-west has large segmental-arched window to central bay and three segmental-
headed small-pane metal casements above inserted doorways to side bays. Opposite
elevation has been rendered and has similar arrangement of pilasters and arched
windows as side elevation, also sunken panels to gables. Central bay has wide
segmental arched opening, now glazed. Later infill bay and boiler shop, . all built
in similar style with pilasters, arched windows and gabled fronts. Interior of
erecting shops and boiler shop, have their original arcades with round arches on
massive brick piers with stone impost blocks. All roofs are C20. Listed partly
for historic interest, as the place where some of the most innovative locomotives
were built. Source: 'History of the Dcncaster Plant works from 1853 to the prese5Lt .
day', by J E Day 1953'.

Listing NGR: SE5698002971

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Source: English Heritage

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