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3, Gray Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Northampton, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2448 / 52°14'41"N

Longitude: -0.8884 / 0°53'18"W

OS Eastings: 475990

OS Northings: 261319

OS Grid: SP759613

Mapcode National: GBR BW8.B5Q

Mapcode Global: VHDRZ.KT5Z

Entry Name: 3, Gray Street

Listing Date: 2 December 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390674

English Heritage Legacy ID: 491155

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1

County: Northamptonshire

District: Northampton

Town: Northampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Northampton

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Northampton St Michael and All Angels with St Edmund

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


725/0/10041 GRAY STREET
02-DEC-03 3

II
Warehouse and light-industry factory. c.1892. Red English bond brick with stone dressings and slate roofs with end and rear stacks. 3 storeys and semi-basement. 5-bay facade. 4-window range of iron-framed windows with segmental arched heads on all floors with entrance door to right on ground floor, part-glazed taking-in door on first floor above and central part-glazed taking in door on top floor with ornamental gable above and iron crane on bracket to right. Stone lintel band with prominent brick cornice above. Gable ends blank but iron-framed windows to inner yard and rear elevations. Cast iron pillars to interior.
This warehouse and light industrial factory was built by Mr. Dyer, a currier, most probably as a warehouse to store cured leather hides on the lower floors, above which was further space, that could be rented out. Trade directories reveal a variety of trades being housed in the building. The design best utilises the narrow plot to give maximum light and space and the building is a unique survival within Northampton which shows its original plan form.
HISTORY. The factory is first shown as occupied in 1893, and all ranges of the factory are shown on the 1899 OS map.

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