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Grade II
Authority English Heritage
Volume/Map/Item 893, 4, 1
Date assigned Friday, September 5, 1986
Date last amended


Railway Warehouse built for the Great Northern Railway at their Friargate Station. 1877-8 by Kirk & Randall of Sleaford. Red brick and Welsh slate and glazed roofs with three brick stacks to east. Unusual plan of rectangular warehouse with triangular office block with a mezzanine floor, to the east. Two and three storeys, over a basement. Double chamfered plinth, moulded corbelled eaves cornice. South elevation of twenty-one bays divided into groups of three by giant pilaster strips. The centre bay has a segmental arched entrance, otherwise the ground floor has segment headed windows with metal casements. Similar windows above except for two bays with double doors and two bays with bracketed out timber hoist structures under oversailing gables, one partly demolished. West elevation of 1-4-1 bays with mostly segment headed windows and a large tripartite railway entrance under riveted box girder. Bays one and five step forward. North elevation is similar to the south, but of 27 bays.The east end forms part of the offices and has three storeys with six segment headed sashes to each floor. Rounded corner to acute north east angle, with tripartite arrangement of sashes to each floor. South east elevation of 2-2-5-2-2 bays. The outer pairs have two segment headed windows to three floors. The centre five bays have similar windows above a large opening under a riveted box girder. The office block with rounded acute angle was built to front onto the proposed approach road from Friary Street to Friargate Station.

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Grid reference SK 34571 36199 (point)
Map sheet SK33NW

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Jan 8 2014 11:23AM

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