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21,23, Lord Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7602 / 53°45'36"N

Longitude: -2.697 / 2°41'49"W

OS Eastings: 354144

OS Northings: 429536

OS Grid: SD541295

Mapcode National: GBR TB9.89

Mapcode Global: WH85M.JRX8

Plus Code: 9C5VQ863+35

Entry Name: 21,23, Lord Street

Listing Date: 22 January 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207304

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392081

Location: City Centre, Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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941-1/10/194 (North side)
22/01/90 Nos.21 AND 23


Warehouse (or pair of warehouses), now furniture showroom.
Early C19, altered. Brown brick, the facade in Flemish bond
and the sides and rear in 4+1 English garden wall bond, with
sandstone dressings and slate roof. Slightly angled
rectangular plan at right-angles to street, axially
partitioned. Five storeys over basement, 6 bays, the gabled
facade canted back slightly each side of the midline, with a
very high plinth (interrupted by C20 alterations). The angled
2-bay centre has a round-headed blind arch to full height,
with a small keystone and imposts, and 2 windows to each of
the 4 upper stages; the flanking bays have loading slots with
long-and-short stone quoins, the 3 stages surviving above the
2 lower floors (which are broken by very large C20 openings)
with massive timber lintels, that at the top of the right-hand
slot with a blocked crane opening above it and that to the
left rebuilt and raised, the lintel replaced with steel, and a
steel crane beam protruding through the door beneath; this and
the stage below it have board doors, but the other stages on
each side are now glazed, or glazed and boarded. The windows
in the centre bays and on the 3 upper stages of the outer bays
are all almost square, with raised sills and wedge lintels,
and altered glazing. The gable has flat stone coping with
remains of an apex finial, and broad flat kneelers. Remains of
front wall of a former C19 building attached to the left
corner; right-hand corner slightly overlapping Tithebarn PH
(q.v.). Left side wall has gable mark of former and earlier
3-storey building (including vertical joint at junction of
rear wall); otherwise, windows like those at the front: 3 at
ground floor all blocked, 5 at 1st and 2nd floors (recently
re-opened), 6 at 3rd floor (5 boarded and 1 blocked), 7 at 4th
floor (all now boarded). Right-hand side wall (where not
covered by Tithebarn PH) has some similar windows, and an
extruded chimney near the front. Rear has similar square
windows on all floors, some blocked.
INTERIOR: pitch-pine beams supporting all floors (but removed
at front of ground floor), supported on continuous timber pads
in the partition wall and some with intermediate posts tenoned
into timber saddles; single-span king-post roof trusses with
fishbone struts from king-posts and intermediate posts with
similar struts on the outer sides to principal rafters
carrying 3 pairs of purlins (some of these members with
carpenters marks); suspended lateral timber gutter lined with
lead. History: probably built for putting-out handloom
manufacturers: No.23 occupied in 1825 by Thomas German & Co.,
cotton spinners and manufacturers.

Listing NGR: SD5414429536

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