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Report - Derby Great Northern Railway Warehouse. 13-09-08



Yep I know it's been done before but here's my take on it. unfortunatley the spiral staircase has now gone completley. I didn't get chance to get into the cellars this time

Derby Great Northern Railway Warehouse
Off Great Northern Road, Derby
(North Side)
Railway Warehouse
Grade II
Listed 05.09.86
Railway Warehouse built for the Great Northern Railway at their Friar Gate Station 1877-78 by Kirk & Randall of
Sleaford. Red brick and Welsh slate and glazed roofs with three brick stacks to east. Unusual plan of rectangular
warehouse with triangular office block with a mezzanine floor to the east. Two and three storeys, over a basement.
Double chamfered plinth, moulded corbelled eaves cornice. South elevation of twenty-one bays divided into groups
of three by giant pilaster strips. The centre bay has a segmental arched entrance, otherwise the ground floor has
segment headed windows with metal casements. Similar windows above except for two bays with double doors and
two bays with bracketed out timber hoist structures under oversailing gables, one partly demolished. West elevation
of 1-4-1 bays with mostly segment headed windows and a large tripartite railway entrance under riveted box girder.
Bays one and five step forward. North elevation is similar to the south, but of 27 bays. The east end forms part of
the offices and has three storeys with six segment headed sashes to each floor. Rounded corner to acute north east
angle with tripartite arrangement of sashes to each floor. South east elevation of 2-2-5-2-2 bays. The outer pairs
have two segment headed windows to three floors. The centre five bays have 1 similar windows above a large
opening under a riveted box girder. The office block with rounded acute angle was built to front onto the proposed
approach road from Friary Street to Friar Gate Station.

It's a great imposing building and a real shame it's been left to get like this.












Yes, That is a car in the doorway...!


Cheers :)



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