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Fish Processing and Smoking Factory (Gh Abernethie Limited)

A Grade II Listed Building in East Marsh, North East Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.5796 / 53°34'46"N

Longitude: -0.069 / 0°4'8"W

OS Eastings: 527938

OS Northings: 410955

OS Grid: TA279109

Mapcode National: GBR WWY1.VK

Mapcode Global: WHHHS.X994

Plus Code: 9C5XHWHJ+R9

Entry Name: Fish Processing and Smoking Factory (Gh Abernethie Limited)

Listing Date: 30 June 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379882

English Heritage Legacy ID: 479324

Location: North East Lincolnshire, DN31

County: North East Lincolnshire

Electoral Ward/Division: East Marsh

Built-Up Area: Grimsby

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Great Grimsby St Andrew with St Luke and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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699-1/7/140 (South side)
Fish processing and smoking factory
(GH Abernethie Ltd)


Fish processing and smoking factory. c.1900 with C20
alterations. Red brick, with street front part rendered and
colourwashed. Concrete tile roof to north range; slate roof to
south range.
PLAN AND EXTERIOR: north range: 2 storeys, 2 first-floor
openings; L-shaped smoking tower to left and rear, rising to
4-storey height. Southern range rising to 3 storeys, 2
first-floor windows, gable facing.
North range has wide ground-floor door with blocked
segmental-arched window to left. Recess to right beneath
lintel continued to form sill to central first-floor door
beneath segmental arch. Narrow segmental-arched first-floor
window to right with glazing bars. Bracketed gutter. Hipped
roof sloping up to smoking tower to left.
Narrow L-shaped tower rising from left and rear of building,
the long sides with rows of rectangular ventilator hatches at
the top containing centrally-pivoted wooden flaps: 7 hatches
to sides of left range, 3 to rear range. Flat roof with 4
ventilation cowls to left range, 2 to rear range.
South range: 3-storey section has double door to ground floor
left beneath lintel. First floor has segmental-arched door
directly above the ground-floor door, with a segmental-arched
window with sill to right. Second floor has door to right of
centre with an external enclosed porch. Beside this, to left,
is a small segmental-arched window, and beyond this a C20
window. All windows have C20 glazing.
An external staircase leads up to the first and second floors,
with platforms carried on timber joists outside each of the
Between the main southern and northern ranges is a narrow
single-window 2-storey section with a recessed ground-floor
section beneath a lintel, containing a single window; C20
first-floor window.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
One of a series of small fish processing and smoking factories
at Grimsby, dating from the period when Grimsby was one of the
foremost fishing centres in the world. The only surviving
example here with this particular design of smoking tower.
Of additional interest as part of a close group of

smoking-houses of various dates and designs in the square
bounded by Surtees Street, Brown Street and Sidebottom Street

Listing NGR: TA2793810955

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