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Former Premises of the Lancashire Watch Company Now Forming Part of the Prescot Trade Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Prescot, Knowsley

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4295 / 53°25'46"N

Longitude: -2.7975 / 2°47'50"W

OS Eastings: 347108

OS Northings: 392825

OS Grid: SJ471928

Mapcode National: GBR 8XXS.4B

Mapcode Global: WH87B.0245

Entry Name: Former Premises of the Lancashire Watch Company Now Forming Part of the Prescot Trade Centre

Listing Date: 21 May 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1288239

English Heritage Legacy ID: 215304

Location: Prescot, Knowsley, L34

County: Knowsley

Civil Parish: Prescot

Built-Up Area: Prescot

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Prescot St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

PRESCOT ALBANY ROAD
SJ 49 SE
6/47 Former premises of
the Lancashire
Watch Company now
forming part of the
Prescot Trade Centre

II

Former watch making factory, now used for light industrial purposes. 1893 for the
Lancashire Watch Company. Cast-iron frame with concrete floors and brick infill;
roof material not visible. Long narrow range-runs parallel to Albany Street and is
served by 2 external stair turrets to the rear. 3 storeys; 43 window bays, the
glazing taking up the greater part of the elevation; all windows except to ground
with small panes. Two inserted doors, one with concertina shutters. Iron
stanchions externally expressed. Pedimented gable wall to N end, the parapet with
moulded cornice; blocked round-headed windows, and oculus to gable wall. South
gable wall altered 1990 after gate damage. Gabled stair and privy blocks to rear
connected to main range by short corridor block. Fenestration to rear similar to
front elevation. Interior structure intact but with later sub-divisions.
Watch-making factories on this scale were rare and this is understood to be the sole
surviving example in Britain. It also marks the high-water mark of a local
industry that achieved national significance in the C19.


Listing NGR: SJ4657892702

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