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Latitude: 52.1919 / 52°11'30"N
Longitude: -1.7018 / 1°42'6"W
OS Eastings: 420480
OS Northings: 254891
OS Grid: SP204548
Mapcode National: GBR 4LT.GLG
Mapcode Global: VHBY0.G55J
Plus Code: 9C4W57RX+Q7
Entry Name: Principal Timber Warehouse at Cox's Timber Yard
Listing Date: 3 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1204198
English Heritage Legacy ID: 366154
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37
Civil Parish: Stratford-upon-Avon
Built-Up Area: Stratford-upon-Avon
Traditional County: Warwickshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire
Church of England Parish: Stratford on Avon Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Coventry
SP2054NW BRIDGE FOOT
604-1/10/10 (South side)
03/10/88 Principal timber warehouse at Cox's
Timber warehouse. c1820 with mid C19 renewal. Timber-framing
with wall posts on blue lias pads and C20 steel-girder
strengthening frame; weatherboarding, some to 1st floor is
angled to allow ventilation; tile roof with blue tiles forming
pattern of large diamonds. 2 storeys with attic; 5-bay range.
Front is open to ground floor; sign with white-painted
lettering: J. COX AND SON. Similar sign to right return: J.
COX/ AND SON/ TIMBER MERCHANTS.
INTERIOR: crossed bracing to walls; queen post roof trusses
with struts, and double purlins.
HISTORICAL NOTE: reputed to be of c1820 and shewn on 1851 OS
map, the warehouse stands near the canal, which was opened in
1816 and which was important to the industrial development of
Stratford, centred in this area. The firm was founded in 1830
by James Cox and Edward Fordham Flower, the latter leaving to
found Flower's Brewery, an important local concern, in the
following year; it is the oldest family firm still in
existence in Stratford. The building is an unusual survival
and important as a reminder of the industrial nature of this
(Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets and
Buildings: Nelson: 1988-: 12; Fogg N: Stratford-upon-Avon:
Portrait of a Town: Chichester: 1986-: 134; The Stratford
Society: information supplied: 1988-).
Listing NGR: SP2048054891
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