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The Butter Market

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7123 / 52°42'44"N

Longitude: -2.7491 / 2°44'56"W

OS Eastings: 349492

OS Northings: 312997

OS Grid: SJ494129

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.29WF

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.R331

Plus Code: 9C4VP762+W9

Entry Name: The Butter Market

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Last Amended: 17 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254526

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457386

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Shrewsbury

Built-Up Area: Shrewsbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Shrewsbury All Saints and St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


653-1/11/373 (East side)
10/01/53 The Butter Market
(Formerly Listed as:
Railway Warehouse)


Former butter warehouse, now in use as night club. c1835. By
Fallows and Hart of Birmingham. Stucco, with low pitched roof
not visible. High single-storey, 7 bays to Howard Street with
lower buildings added to right, and 5-bay range behind.
3-window range to right of portico. Heavy Greek Revival style.
Main range has central entrance block with high bases to
columns each side of round-arched doorway with pully over,
high entablature, cornice and parapet with blocking course.
This is flanked each side by 2 bays with high plinth and
parapet, and round-arched windows with iron glazing. Each side
terminates in a stressed pedimented block with high
round-arched window in pediment. Present doorway in low
single-storey additions to right.
Return elevation to Wharf Road has similar outer range
terminating in pedimented block, and 2 stressed pedimented
bays with round-arched recesses housing windows and panelled
loading doors. Doorways and blocked windows in high plinth or
basement storey, vermiculated in right-hand block.
INTERIOR: internal structure has been modified on change of
use, but cast-iron columns survive, though encased.
The warehouse was originally built as a terminal warehouse for
the Shrewsbury branch of the Shropshire Union canal, which was
then superseded by the railway.

Listing NGR: SJ4949212997

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

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