Survey Data

Reg No

50020133


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1830 - 1850


Coordinates

-1, -1


Date Recorded

14/04/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Attached three-bay five-storey former warehouse, built c.1840. Now in use as shops with apartments to upper floors. Hipped slate roof, having rendered chimneystack with clay pots, and yellow brick parapet having render coping. Yellow brick, laid in Flemish bond to wall to front (west) elevation, over arcaded ground floor having granite plinth course, and steel pulley hoist to first floor. Square-headed window openings with granite sills, and eight-over-eight pane timber sliding sash windows to upper floors. Segmental-headed door openings to fourth floor of central bay over square-headed door openings to floors below, having recent glazed doors with timber battened external shutters and suspended steel platforms. Round-headed door openings to ground floor forming arcade, with recent steel-framed glazed doors, having granite steps. Granite paving and kerb stones to front. Situated to east side and north of Temple Lane South.

Appraisal

Among the largest former warehouses in the area, this building was part of a complex of grocery warehouses at the junction of Temple Lane, Cecilia Street and Crow Street for Woods, Webb & Co. The surviving joist pulley and central loading bays are notable reminders of the building's commercial past. The arcaded ground floor balances the strong vertical thrust of the front facade, and brings interest to the streetscape at ground floor level. In the eighteenth century, Temple Lane, known in the seventeenth century as Hogges and Dirty Lane, was a narrow street of mixed use which took on a distinctly commercial character by the nineteenth century.