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Transit Sheds to South East of Morpeth Branch Dock

A Grade II Listed Building in Birkenhead, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.397 / 53°23'49"N

Longitude: -3.0119 / 3°0'42"W

OS Eastings: 332811

OS Northings: 389382

OS Grid: SJ328893

Mapcode National: GBR 7YD5.Q0

Mapcode Global: WH876.PWY5

Entry Name: Transit Sheds to South East of Morpeth Branch Dock

Listing Date: 19 February 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201562

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389268

Location: Wirral, CH41

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Birkenhead and Tranmere

Built-Up Area: Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Birkenhead Christ the King

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


789-1/9/112 (North West side)
19/02/91 Transit Sheds to SE of Morpeth
Branch Dock


Transit sheds. c1872. Rock-faced sandstone with Welsh slate
roofs. Range of 4 single-storeyed sheds. Series of wide
openings with sliding doors to dockside, the street elevation
largely blind, but punctuated by recessed downspouts.
Segmentally arched openings in the two end walls, with
circular ventilation windows in gable apexes. The sheds are
separated by cross walls which project above the roofline with
tumbled stone copings. Some interconnecting wide doorways in
internal cross walls. Undivided internal spaces spanned by
timber Queen post trusses, with wrought iron lateral and
longitudinal ties and braces. The sheds date from the
expansion of Morpeth Dock in 1872-1873, under the supervision
of G.F. Lyster as engineer, and are the only stone transit
sheds on Mersey-side.

Listing NGR: SJ3281189382

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