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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
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
ELLESMERE PORT AND NESTON;MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL
SJ 47 NE Magazine building,
(47477787) Ince Banks
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