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Railway Goods Shed and Offices

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stroud, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7439 / 51°44'37"N

Longitude: -2.2177 / 2°13'3"W

OS Eastings: 385065

OS Northings: 205039

OS Grid: SO850050

Mapcode National: GBR 1MK.Q3J

Mapcode Global: VH94Y.HFYH

Entry Name: Railway Goods Shed and Offices

Listing Date: 30 June 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1267258

English Heritage Legacy ID: 419307

Location: Stroud, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Stroud

Built-Up Area: Stroud

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Stroud St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

STROUD STATION ROAD
(South end)
5/500
Railway Goods Shed
and Offices
II
II*
Railway goods shed. c.1845; addition of c.1890; by I K Brunel for Western
Union Railway. Goods shed: coursed and squared rubble limestone; ashlar
dressings; ashlar chimney, part rebuilt in brick; Welsh slate roof (removed
February/March 1984). Offices: ashlar limestone; ashlar chimneys, Welsh slate
roof. Tudor revival open shed; 2-storey office attached at west end. North
(road) side: offset buttress at each end of elevation; central 4-centred arched
road vehicle doorway; 4-window casement fenestration to office wth central
doorway; chamfered surrounds to doorway and casements; eaves-mounted chimney
with moulded cap; office extender to right with single-storey flat
parapet-roofed addition; further doorway and casement to match. South (rail)
side: offset buttresses to ends and one centrally: 2 sets of four 4-centred
arched blocked lancets; painted lettering above reads: "G W R STROUD STATION
EXPRESS GOODS TRAIN SERVICES/AND TRANSITS BETWEEN IMPORTANT TOWNS"; scattered
casements to goods office; parapet-mounted chimney with moulded cap to flat
roofed addition. East end: parapet-gabled with 4-centred arched road vehicle
to right; rail opening to left in early C20 with steel lintel. West end:
parapet gabled with gable office projecting from between two 4-centred archways,
left for road vehicles, right for rail. Raised internal loading platform cut
out for road vehicle loading positions; timber boarded goods office against
north wall; timber stair to upper floor of goods office; trussed rafter and
purlin roof. Office extended c.1890 probably replacing very small lean-to
office; steel-framed early C20 extensions to east demolished c.1976 leaving
original building. Built to a Brunel standard design; now the only survivor of
this type.
(E T MacDermot History of the Great Western Railway, vol. i, 1964; G Biddle
and O S Nock, The Railway Heritage of Britain, 1983).
This building was previously listed grade II on 3 April 1985 on list no 47:


Listing NGR: SO8506505039

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