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Latitude: 53.4897 / 53°29'23"N
Longitude: -0.7762 / 0°46'34"W
OS Eastings: 481296
OS Northings: 399921
OS Grid: SK812999
Mapcode National: GBR RX02.RR
Mapcode Global: WHFFL.1KN1
Entry Name: Warehouse Approximately 10 Metres North of the Crooked Billet Public House
Listing Date: 10 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1373857
English Heritage Legacy ID: 165207
Location: Owston Ferry, North Lincolnshire, DN9
County: North Lincolnshire
Civil Parish: Owston Ferry
Built-Up Area: Owston Ferry
Traditional County: Lincolnshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire
Church of England Parish: Owston Ferry St Martin
Church of England Diocese: Lincoln
SK 89 NW OWSTON FERRY SILVER STREET
15/143 Warehouse approximately
10 metres north of The
15.7.87 Crooked Billet Public
Warehouse and former oil seed mill, now joiner's shop and stores. Probably
mid-late C18, incorporating late C17 - early C18 sections to south side.
C19 patching and alterations to south side, and late C19 - early C20 house
and shop addition to east which is of no special interest. Main range
rectangular on plan, gable end to river, with 3-room house and shop addition
to river front. Main range 3 storeys with 2 attic storeys. South side:
irregular fenestration. Earlier lower section to left has 5 closely-
grouped coped brick pilaster buttresses, with tall 5-light window to second
bay and shorter 5-light window to third bay, both beneath header basket
arches; blocked window beneath segmental stretcher arch to fourth bay. To
right, a pair of tall 5-light windows beneath header basket arches, a flush-
panelled door beneath a stretcher basket arch, a small 4-light window
beneath segmental stretcher arch and an inserted 4-pane sliding sash to far
right. Above, at second-floor level, a pair of 5-light segmental-arched
windows in C19 rebuilt wall to left, a small 3-light window, vertical
straight joint and a segmental-arched 6-light window to centre, and to far
right, a 4-pane first-floor sash beneath a segmental stretcher arch, and a
partly-blocked segmental-arched second-floor opening with an inserted 5-
light window. Stone-coped gable to right. Left gable end: 5-light window
to left in blocked segmental-arched door, with 4-light segmental-arched
window to right; pairs of segmental-arched hatches with board doors to
second floor and first attic floor, single similar hatch to top attic floor.
North side: board door to left of centre beneath segmental arch, C19
inserted board door to right beneath timber lintel, inserted C20 glazed door
and casement to left. First floor: 5-light window beneath inserted timber
lintel and original segmental stretcher arch, 4-pane casement to left.
Second floor: smaller similar segmental-arched window and 4-pane casement,
straight vertical joint to right. East gable end has attic 4-pane window
beneath segmental arch. Most windows have narrow lights with lapped glass,
the taller ones also with single transoms. Interior: heavy chamfered oak
beams carrying board floors, sections of floors at west end removed;
internal brick partition wall with high round-arched opening. Collared
rafter roof with pegged staggered butt purlins. In the mid C19 the building
contained an oil seed cake mill operated by a steam engine at the west end
of the building. An early illustration shows a tall stack alongside. The
sole survivor of a group of warehouses along this section of the river.
Photograph in NMR; W Read, History of the Isle of Axholme, 1858, pp 310,
Listing NGR: SK8129699921
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