Building record MDR10326 - Former accumulator house, Mansfield Road, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Former Type) (Victorian to Mid 20th Century - 1860 AD to 1950 AD?)

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Full Description

Accumulator House, Mansfield Road. The Midland and Great Northern railways employed hydraulic power in their good yards for cranes, capstans and lifts. Both accumulator buildings (accumulators evened out the flow under varying load) have survived (see SMR 32218). The MR building in the St Mary's goods yard is a one and two storey red and cream brick structure with stone dressings dating from the 1860s. Now St Peter's House offices. (1) The Accumulator Tower was built c. 1860 from red brick with white and blue brick dressings and a slate roof. It is 2 storey and square in plan with single storey square plan pavillions to the east. The west front has 2 round headed windows on the ground floor with unusually complex metal glazing, under ashlar rusticated heads. Above are 2 similar windows. It is listed as grade II for group value only. This building was probably designed for the Midland Railway by Thompson and Fryer. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2003. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part VII. City of Derby.. p 35.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1230521.



Grid reference Centred SK 35518 36860 (22m by 22m)

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Record last edited

Aug 8 2017 11:46AM

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