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British Rail Engineering Limited Swindon Works no 13 Shop (Old L2 Shop)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Mannington and Western, Swindon

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Latitude: 51.5635 / 51°33'48"N

Longitude: -1.799 / 1°47'56"W

OS Eastings: 414030

OS Northings: 184977

OS Grid: SU140849

Mapcode National: GBR YNN.6S

Mapcode Global: VHB3D.RYTS

Plus Code: 9C3WH672+CC

Entry Name: British Rail Engineering Limited Swindon Works no 13 Shop (Old L2 Shop)

Listing Date: 18 May 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023520

English Heritage Legacy ID: 318810

Location: Central Swindon, Swindon, SN2

County: Swindon

Electoral Ward/Division: Mannington and Western

Parish: Central Swindon North

Built-Up Area: Swindon

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Swindon St Augustine

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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BREL: Swindon Works
No 13 Shop (Old L2 Shop)

Locomotive tender or tank shop, now machine shop. 1876. Iron framed building
with red brick exterior walls, now partly amalgamated with other later buildings.
The visible exteriors are long low frontages with arcaded treatment.
Interior: 8 rows, each of 9 cast iron columns supporting a wrought iron and
glazed roof construction. Columns are of 2 tiers, the lower heavier ones carrying
crane gantry beams and some with brackets for line shafting, but upper columns are
very short. One original 15-ton crane with timber beams and iron frontage. Four
10-ton cranes of iron construction, refurbished in steel. All were electrified
in early C20 and 4 have their original motors. A number of original fitted cranes
with swinging arms. Part of the large scale expansion of the Great Western works
in the 1870's and a good example of a factory building of the period. One of an
important group of Victorian industrial buildings at the GWR works.

Listing NGR: SU1403084977

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