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Report - Langley Maltings - June 10

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Kempes, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Kempes

    Kempes Feckless & irresponsible
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    Ok i know a little late, i totally forgot about posting this one, its not really a report, more a series of photographs to show the condition of one of Oldbury most iconic grade 2 buildings.

    These are all after the fire of September 2009 which caused major damage to the roofs and the place had mostly been stripped of fittings.
    Dweebs report pre fire and some pics of the day after the fire are here..
    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=42814

    For a little history i though it would be nice to use the words from Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council listed building website who are located in that shiny new building just a mile from Langley Maltings...


    Statutory List grade: Grade II
    First listed: 18/03/1974
    Period: 1870
    Monument type: Maltings
    National Grid reference E: 399597 N: 288301
    Conservation Area: It is not in a Conservation Area
    Building at risk: This building is at risk

    Statutory list description:

    Maltings. 1870. Brick with slate roofs. Comprises two parallel three storey ranges of malting floors with six kilns at east end, facing Western Road. West facade faces Titford Canal. The gables of both ranges are of five bays separated by shallow buttresses with offsets. The windows have segmental heads. Between the two ranges is a four-storey two-bay kiln, with a blocked canal arm to each side of it. The gable now projects above the roof of the southern range, which was replaced by a roof of several shallower pitches following a fire in the 1920s. At the east end the three northern kilns have pyramid roofs of steep pitch. The southern kilns have roofs of shallower pitch. All retain their louvres except for the northern kiln of the southern range, which is disused.

    INTERIOR: the malting floors are now concreted and are supported on three rows of iron columns. Formerly Showell’s Maltings, the buildings are a prominent canalside landmark.

    Further information:

    This building or structure is included in the schedule of buildings of special architectural or historic interest made under to the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 and preceding legislation.This record was last updated on 1st April 2006

    .....A few Pics,

    You can see the work that has gone into keeping this building in such a fine condition since its listing in 1974..

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    Incidently the building suffered another fire after i took these and this remains of this roof is now gone..

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    Despite the fire - its actually in sound condition, having had its floors replaced with concrete ones in the past and the fire damage has only really effected the roof area...so while it could be saved, its been over a year now so the future looks bleak....
     
    #1 Kempes, Oct 12, 2010
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2010

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