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I believe that this is the first report on this location, there isn't much history on this place, going off the brickwork it is probably early 1900's. It was originally built to supply the homes and smaller businesses of crewe with electricity, and was later converted to the local Manweb depot when a new electricity works was opened to the west of the town. The site is a very interesting one for me because I grew up in Crewe and remember being driven past it many times. At the front the building as a tile inset with the words 'Crewe Electricity Works" on it. I was unable to enter the building but managed to get some nice photo's of the outside of the building. Getting into the grounds of the location turned out to be interesting, it probably wasn't the best idea to try and gain access on a busy road during rush hour. The building is split into two parts the original 1900 section seen in the first photo and a later prefabricate extension that is located to the rear next to the valley brook.