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The Covered Market

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7605 / 53°45'37"N

Longitude: -2.6995 / 2°41'58"W

OS Eastings: 353984

OS Northings: 429579

OS Grid: SD539295

Mapcode National: GBR T9X.S1

Mapcode Global: WH85M.HQRZ

Plus Code: 9C5VQ862+66

Entry Name: The Covered Market

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218479

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392091

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

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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941-1/9/203 (East side)
27/09/79 The Covered Market


Covered market. 1870-75, designed by Garlick, Park & Sykes;
constructed first by Joseph Clayton of Preston, then by
P.D.Bennett & Co of West Bromwich, and finally by Willam
Allsup. Cast-iron columns, wrought-iron girders and principals
with tension bars, hipped slate roof with red ridge tiles.
Rectangular plan on east-west axis. A tall open-sided
structure, following a downward slope from east to west, 13x3
bays. The columns have square pedestals with dog-toothed
panels, 3 marked "J.CLAYTON PRESTON" and 31 with "W.ALLSUP"
superimposed, clustered shafts with foliated caps, and large
open-work brackets carrying trellis girders with applied
ornamentation; attached at right-angles to the girders are
prominent curved open-work brackets to oversailing eaves. Roof
of close-set principals with wrought-iron tension bars.
History: collapsed while under construction, August 1870;
completion delayed by disputes between designer and
contractors, and by appeal to Sir William Fairbairn. Forms
group with Fish Market (q.v.) and Amounderness House (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SD5398429579

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