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Albion Warehouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside

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Latitude: 53.49 / 53°29'23"N

Longitude: -2.0871 / 2°5'13"W

OS Eastings: 394315

OS Northings: 399253

OS Grid: SJ943992

Mapcode National: GBR FXV2.YN

Mapcode Global: WHB9J.XJ9W

Entry Name: Albion Warehouse

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Last Amended: 14 July 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068001

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212677

Location: Tameside, OL6

County: Tameside

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter's

Built-Up Area: Ashton-under-Lyne

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Ashton-under-Lyne The Good Shepherd

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

In the entry for:
SJ 99 NW (south side)

4/29 Albion Warehouse

(formerly listed as
12/01/67 National Insurance
Offices(former New
Albion Schools))


the Grade shall be amended to read Grade II*(star).


SJ 99 NW (south side)

4/29 Albion Warehouse
(formerly listed
as National
Insurance Offices,
12/01/67 (former new Albion Schools))


School, now warehouse. 1861-2. By Paull and Ayliffe.
Polychromatic brick with ashlar dressings and slate roof. 11
bays and 2 storeys with projecting stair wings to rear and
lower 4-bay wing to left. Italianate style. Projecting
plinth, first floor band, white brick striations and
bracketed eaves cornice. Front and rear are dominated by a
central 3-bay projection which is pedimented and has a
round-arched 2-light window with tracery on the first floor.
At the rear it is flanked by stair wings which project even
further and are themselves pedimented but at the front on
either side are elaborate ashlar door surrounds with
foliated capitals to columns and a semi-circular hood and
dropped keystone. Windows are symmetrically arranged and
have 8-pane casements with segmental-brick arched heads and
keystones on the ground floor and semi-circular heads on the
first floor with impost band and polychromatic voussoirs.
Hipped roof. Each end has a pedimented projection.
Decorative tower styled like a campanile with a pyramidal
roof. The adjoining boundary wall has decorative cast-iron
railings (removed to east) on stone plinth and gate posts.
Interior:, the first floor is an impressive hall with arched
bracing to queen-post roof trusses. Various timber,cast-iron
and plasterwork remains. William Glover, History of Ashton-
under-Lyne, 1884.

Listing NGR: SJ9431599253

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