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Former Railway Workshop at Derby Railway Works

A Grade II* Listed Building in Alvaston, City of Derby

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9175 / 52°55'2"N

Longitude: -1.4611 / 1°27'39"W

OS Eastings: 436333

OS Northings: 335699

OS Grid: SK363356

Mapcode National: GBR PNH.TJ

Mapcode Global: WHDGT.JXGR

Entry Name: Former Railway Workshop at Derby Railway Works

Listing Date: 24 February 1977

Last Amended: 21 February 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1230740

English Heritage Legacy ID: 405437

Location: Derby, DE24

County: City of Derby

Unitary Authority Ward: Alvaston

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Derby St Andrew with St Osmund

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

DERBY
SK 33 SW
893-/9/10035 Former Railway Workshop at
Derby Railway Works
GV II*

Railway workshop, incorporating former beam engine house,fitting and turning shops and
smithies, latterly pattern shop and store,and disused at the time of inspection. 1839, with C19
and C20 alterations and additions. Built for the Midland Counties Railway. Red brick with
ashlar dressings and slated roof coverings. Plan; Triple pile single storey shed formerly
accommodating 3 lines of track,with double pile 2 storey workshop area beyond, having rail
access to part of ground floor,and incorporating a beam engine house. South-west elevation;
6 bay single storey shed with attached 9 bay 2 storey workshop range to south-east.Late C19
double gabled timber infill sheds link with early C20 gable of truncated cross range of smiths'
shops, also of 1839. Side wall blind arcades rise from a shallow plinth,with semi circular arch
heads springing from plain impost band. Semi-circular windows with small-paned cast iron
frames set within arcades;gauged brickwork to inner and outer arches. First floor windows
of 2 storey part with flat gauged brick heads. North-west elevation triple gabled,with pilasters
separating gable bays. Each apex has a blind oculus, flat-copings and below, a raking double
band. Each gable has a tall central opening with semi-circular archedhead, 2 now altered to
form windows,that to the right with C20 double doors.These were formerly access doorways
serving lines into the shop. North-east elevation with 4 bay addition linking workshop with
gable of smithy range Interior; Single storey part supported by 2 arcades of cast iron columns,
the heads supporting curved brackets on which adjacent tie beam ends are carried. Principal
rafter ends are carried in metal shoes fixed to the ends of the tie beams. Roof trusses with
timber raking struts and vertical tie rod linked to metal apex cradle. 2 storey section with
arcaded spine wall,formerly with rail access to south west part. Roof trusses carried on a
single arcade of iron columns, with a wide timber bearer at the head of each column
supporting adjacent tie beams. Queen post trusses support single purlins. Former beam engine
house to south-east end of 2 storey range, the bed blocks in an under croft which extends
into the smithy range.This complex of workshops,sheds and smithies was built as part of the
maintenance facilities for the Midland Counties Railway at the trijunct station at Derby, and
is the earliest surviving railway works in the country.


Listing NGR: SK3633335699

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