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Former Carriage Shop at Derby Railway Works

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

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Latitude: 52.917 / 52°55'1"N

Longitude: -1.4604 / 1°27'37"W

OS Eastings: 436379

OS Northings: 335646

OS Grid: SK363356

Mapcode National: GBR PNH.YP

Mapcode Global: WHDGT.JYS4

Entry Name: Former Carriage Shop at Derby Railway Works

Listing Date: 21 February 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1278575

English Heritage Legacy ID: 405436

Location: Derby, DE24

County: City of Derby

Electoral Ward/Division: Alvaston

Built-Up Area: Derby

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

The following buildings shall be added:-

SK 33 SW
893-/9/10034 Former Carriage Shop at Derby
Railway Works.

Former railway carriage works. 1840 with late C19 and C20 alterations. By Francis
Thompson, for the North Midland Railway Company. Red brick with ashlar stone
dressings,with concrete tile and Welsh slate roof coverings,and a metal framed interior
structure. Combination range incorporating carriage workshops,smithies and offices,together
with an entrance portal giving access to the polygonal engine house(q.v.) to which the range
is attached. North-west elevation; 1,2 and 3 stories above basement,13 bays,comprised ofa
2-bay single storey smithy, 8 bay,2 storey carriage shop and 3 bay,3 storey office range above
2 double doorways formerly with track access. Wide, segmentally arched windows to smithy
and workshop areas with small-paned frames,some now altered, First floor openings to
workshop range of 2 lights,those to ground floor taller and of 3 lights. Office range with
former track entry doorway into workshop to north-east blocked to form window. Principal
access to engine house to south-west defined by wide 'V' jointed ashlar pilasters. Tall
boarded doors beneath shallow segmental arch. 1 segmental-arch headed window and 2
glazing bar sashes to first floor, 5 sashes to second floor. Interior of workshop with double
arcade of cast iron columns supporting first floor galleries incorporating upper arcade of
columns. The columns support an arcade plate on which are carried timber tie beams
notched for joists, and longitudinally-braced posts which support the upper roof purlin.
Subsidiary trusses span the 'aisles' and support the lower purlin. The North Midland complex
was the most ambitious of the maintenance workshops built at the Derby Trijunct
Station,and cost £62,000 to complete. The carriage workshop and the attached engine house
represent the most-substantial survival of the first generation of railway workshops in the
Midlands,and is of national significance.

Listing NGR: SK3637935646

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