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Latitude: 53.1892 / 53°11'21"N
Longitude: -2.4412 / 2°26'28"W
OS Eastings: 370617
OS Northings: 365881
OS Grid: SJ706658
Mapcode National: GBR 7X.31JY
Mapcode Global: WH99S.G3RF
Entry Name: Canal Stables and Sawpit House
Listing Date: 5 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1138791
English Heritage Legacy ID: 56355
Location: Middlewich, Cheshire East, CW10
County: Cheshire East
Civil Parish: Middlewich
Built-Up Area: Middlewich
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Middlewich St Michael and All Angels
Church of England Diocese: Chester
MIDDLEWICH C.P. CANAL TERRACE
SJ 76 NW
2/54A Canal stables and
Service buildings of the Trent and Mersey Canal and still in the ownership of British
Waterways. The sawpit building has early features and could well share the circa 1777
canal date but the stables are probably early C19. Red brick, C18 slates with diminishing
courses to the sawpit-house, later thin slates on the stables.
Sawpit house: Two window bays, single storey. Two-light-casements. Double ledged
and braced door, on strap hinges with sandstone hinge blocks, under chamfered beam
in gable-end (east). The gable has exposed purlins and barge boards. Lead ridge.
Interior: Brick built saw pit full length of building approximately 7.5m long 1.5m
wide and 1.8m deep said to be used for cutting lock gate beams. The roof is supported
by a collar truss with short king post and there are two chamfered purlins.
Stables: Two truss bays, single storey and loft. Feeding passage boarded door in
rebated brick opening under gauged eliptical arch with stone keystone. The door is
on strap hinges with stone hinge blocks. Stable entry double doors, similar to last
described, but with the eliptical arch springing from the upper hinge blocks. Between
the doors there is a small wood window of which the upper section is a hopper light.
The window is surmounted, at loft level, by a circular pitch hole with stone surround.
There is a small loft level, east gable, window which overlooks the roof of the sawpit
building. There are patterns of breather holes in the apexes of east and west gables
and projecting brick verge and eaves treatment slightly suggestive of the open pediment.
Blue clay tile ridge.
Interior: The roof has a single king post truss without struts. There are no
remaining internal features indicative of the original use of the building.
Listing NGR: SJ7061765880
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