Engine House, Great Northern Road. Red and blue brick engine house with slate roof and corbelled eaves of Italianate style. Built by Kirk and Randall of Sleaford in 1877-8 to house machinery for the hydraulic cranes and hoists in the nearby Great Northern Railway warehouse. In recent years it has been used by a fire place manufacturer. (1)
The Engine House was built for the Great Northern Railway at their Friargate Station in 1877-8 by Kirk & Randall of Sleaford. It is Italianate in style and built from red and blue brick with Welsh slate roofs. There is a decorative corbelled eaves band and a double chamfered plinth. It is single storey with a two storey tower at the south west corner. The south elevation has six bays arranged symmetrically. Set between the segment headed windows is a 20th century rock-faced fireplace and there is a raised louvred lantern to the roof. The square tower to left has a deeply overhanging hipped roof on brackets and three round-arched louvred lights to the first floor on three sides. In the centre of the north elevation there is a large round-arched double doorway with blocked tympanum. The east end has a pedimented gable with circular louvred opening. The engine house was built to provide power for the hydraulic cranes and hoists in the adjoining warehouse. (2)
Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 2003. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part VII. City of Derby.. p 42.
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1230486.
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