Listed Building: FORMER CARRIAGE SHOP AT DERBY RAILWAY WORKS (1278575)

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Grade II*
Authority English Heritage
Volume/Map/Item 893, 9, 10034
Date assigned Monday, February 21, 1994
Date last amended

Description

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.

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Grid reference SK 36379 35646 (point)
Map sheet SK33NE
Civil Parish DERBY, DERBY, DERBYSHIRE

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Jan 22 2014 12:43PM

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