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Shiptons Warehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8623 / 51°51'44"N

Longitude: -2.2525 / 2°15'9"W

OS Eastings: 382707

OS Northings: 218221

OS Grid: SO827182

Mapcode National: GBR 1L5.79X

Mapcode Global: VH94B.XG16

Plus Code: 9C3VVP6W+WX

Entry Name: Shiptons Warehouse

Listing Date: 12 March 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245468

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472568

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Gloucester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Hempsted with Gloucester, Saint Mary de Lode and Saint Mary de Crypt

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


844-1/11/359 Shipton's Warehouse


Warehouse. 1833. For JM Shipton, timber merchant, for own use
and also leased to corn merchants. Red brick with stone sills
to window openings, end-gabled slate roof with barge and eaves
boards; internal hollow cast-iron columns supporting timber
floors. A large rectangular block with gable-end towards Barge
Arm and parallel with Biddle's Warehouse (qv) to west.
EXTERIOR: five storeys and loft, the original design of four
storeys and loft had a double-height ground floor divided
later by insertion of a floor; brick eaves cornices; in the
centre of each side a full-height loading door opening with
timber doors to each floor, and flanking each opening four
windows to each floor; in the centre of each gable-end wall a
loading door opening with timber doors to each floor, and
above a timber cat-head hoist canopy in the apex of the gable,
flanking each opening two windows to each floor and a single
window in the gable; all the windows have segmental-arched
brick heads and stone sills; the windows on all floors other
than the top floor are larger than in later warehouses within
the docks.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Similar in design to Biddle's Warehouse (qv).
(Conway-Jones H: Gloucester Docks An Illustrated History:
Gloucester: 1984-: 165; Original Drawings in Gloucestershire
Records Office: D2460 Drawings 1-Q).

Listing NGR: SO8270718221

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

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