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Report - Clegg Street Railway Warehouse, Oldham - Sept 2010



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Clegg Street Railway Warehouse - Sept 2010

A BRIEF HISTORY
The Park Road, or more correctly Clegg Street, Railway Warehouse at Oldham was built in 1876 and although it often know as the London & North Western Railway warehouse it was actually built by the Oldham, Ashton & Guide Bridge Railway which was jointly owned by the London & North Western and the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway (later the Great Central Railway). It was last used in the 1960s and since then has stood empty and becoming increasingly derelict. It owes its survival to the fact of being listed grade 2 on the basis of its unusual curved layout. Over the years there have been many proposals for the re-use of this building but none have succeeded.

MY VISIT

After my last visit to this fantastic building I vowed never to go back, I lost my putting both legs through a floor virginity here! Anyway this time I had over 2 hours to kill in Oldham; the choice was killing time in the office or go for an explore? It was a hard choice, and as I hadn’t been in this building for over a year thought it would be worth a mooch.

The fantastic curved railway warehouse

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Starting at the top, the very green floor (4th) due to the lack of a roof

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The open 3rd floor

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These days this is very wishfull

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The rickety stairs to the floor below

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The second floor

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More of the second floor

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Staircase to the first floor

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The first floor

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More of the first floor

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Into the basement

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More of the basement

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Bucket in the basement

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Well that's it, and I hope my last visit to the upper floors.​
 

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