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Biddles Warehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8623 / 51°51'44"N

Longitude: -2.2527 / 2°15'9"W

OS Eastings: 382695

OS Northings: 218225

OS Grid: SO826182

Mapcode National: GBR 1L5.78T

Mapcode Global: VH94B.WGY5

Plus Code: 9C3VVP6W+WW

Entry Name: Biddles Warehouse

Listing Date: 12 March 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245597

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472553

Location: Westgate, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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844-1/11/338 Biddle's Warehouse


Former bonded warehouse. 1830. By W Franklin, architect, of
Stroud, for John Biddle, miller, of Stroud, in style similar
to cloth mills in the Stroud Valley. Following subsidence of
foundations supporting internal columns, warehouse leased in
1864 to John Weston and Co., corn merchants, on condition that
repairs were carried out. Brick with stone sills to window
openings, internally timber floors supported by hollow
cast-iron columns; slate roof, originally hipped, but replaced
after 1864 with end-gabled roof with timber barge and eaves
boards. A large rectangular block parallel with the Dock's
Main Basin.
EXTERIOR: five storeys and loft, the original design of four
storeys and loft had a double-height ground floor divided
later by the insertion of a floor; brick eaves cornices, in
the centre of west side a full-height loading door opening
with timber doors to each floor, and above at eaves level a
timber, gabled, cat-head hoist canopy, flanking the openings
on each side four windows to each floor; east side has 9
windows each floor with timber connecting link to Shipton's
Warehouse (qv); in the centre of each gable-end wall a loading
door opening with timber doors to each floor, and above a
cat-head hoist canopy at apex of gable, flanking the openings
to either side two windows on each floor, and a single window
in the gable; all the window openings have brick,
segmental-arched 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.
(Conway-Jones H: Gloucester Docks An Illustrated History:
Gloucester: 1984-: 165; Original Drawings in Gloucestershire
Records Office: D2460 Drawings 1-H).

Listing NGR: SO8269518225

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