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Manchester Ship Canal Magazine Building, Ince Banks

A Grade II Listed Building in Elton, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.2951 / 53°17'42"N

Longitude: -2.7894 / 2°47'21"W

OS Eastings: 347480

OS Northings: 377860

OS Grid: SJ474778

Mapcode National: GBR 8ZYB.WJ

Mapcode Global: WH87X.3FZR

Entry Name: Manchester Ship Canal Magazine Building, Ince Banks

Listing Date: 5 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138825

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56330

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, WA7

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Elton

Built-Up Area: Works, nr Birkenhead

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Thornton-le-Moors with Ince and Elton

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 47 NE Magazine building,
(47477787) Ince Banks
4/1 II
Building for storing explosives; probably just prior to 1888. Built by the
Manchester Ship Canal Company well away from canal workings and areas of population
for safety reasons. Now used on casual basis by wild-fowlers and bird watchers.
Red brick with slate roof. Single storey raised on piers, divided into 3 bays
x 2 bays by the piers which continue up as pilasters on the main elevation.
The piers support semi-circular arches and there are angle buttresses to the
corner piers which also continue upwards as pilasters. All pilasters join a
deep projecting brick band below eaves level which gives the impression of
construction in large sunk brick panels. The south-east elevation contains
a central door opening under a segmental arch and window openings are narrow
slots at high level. Hipped roof with blue clay tiles. The raised floor is
both a precaution against seasonal flooding and a blast reducing measure.

Listing NGR: SJ4748077860

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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