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Warehouse Adjoining North of Blisworth Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Blisworth, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1743 / 52°10'27"N

Longitude: -0.943 / 0°56'34"W

OS Eastings: 472376

OS Northings: 253423

OS Grid: SP723534

Mapcode National: GBR BWZ.NDG

Mapcode Global: VHDSB.LMT0

Entry Name: Warehouse Adjoining North of Blisworth Mill

Listing Date: 14 September 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052191

English Heritage Legacy ID: 361420

Location: Blisworth, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Blisworth

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Blisworth St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

SP 7254 BLISWORTH GAYTON ROAD

10/10003 Warehouse adjoining
north of Blisworth Mill

GV II

Canal warehouse. Circa early C19 for the Grand Junction (later Union)
Canal Company. Red brick in English garden wall bond. Low-pitched
Welsh slate half-hipped roof with lead roll hips and ridge; the roof
on east front carried down over deep eaves forming canopy over canal,
the canopy supported on cantilevered timber ties.
PLAN: Rectangular plan with loading door onto canal.
EXTERIOR: Single storey. The east front facing canal is blind except
for wide loading doorway to right of centre with C20 door and small
C20 window to right. Stone wing at rear with gable end onto Gayton
Road.
INTERIOR: Tie beam roof with king-posts and struts.
NOTE: The Grand Junction Canal was authorised in 1793 to shorten the
route between London and the Midlands. The engineers were James Barnes
and William Jessop. Because of difficulties building Blisworth tunnel
(the longest still open) a toll road was built in 1797 over Blisworth
Hill which was replaced in 1800 by a double-track horse tramroad
constructed by Benjamin Outram. This warehouse on Blisworth wharf may
have been built in association with the tunnel and tramroad.
SOURCE: Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the East Midlands.


Listing NGR: SP7237653423

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