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Bury Transport Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in East, Bury

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Latitude: 53.5946 / 53°35'40"N

Longitude: -2.3006 / 2°18'2"W

OS Eastings: 380198

OS Northings: 410929

OS Grid: SD801109

Mapcode National: GBR DVCW.Q5

Mapcode Global: WH97Q.MXN6

Entry Name: Bury Transport Museum

Listing Date: 22 December 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390768

English Heritage Legacy ID: 491379

Location: Bury, BL9

County: Bury

Electoral Ward/Division: East

Built-Up Area: Bury

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Bury St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

22-DEC-03 Castlecroft
Bury Transport Museum

Transport Museum, formerly railway warehouse. c.1846, with minor C20 alterations. Erected for the East Lancashire Railway Company Ltd. as part of the company headquarters in Bury. Coursed rubble sandstone with dressed quoins and voussoirs and a Welsh slate roof covering.
PLAN: Rectangular plan, made up of 3 gabled ranges originally accommodating 2 internal trackways.
EXTERIOR: Front elevation composed of 3 linked gables, that to the centre with a wide central semi-circular arched opening with rock-faced dressings. The flanking smaller gables have similar, but narrower openings sited off centre towards the inner side of the bagle wall. The doorways have boarded double doors with vertical boarding to the arch heads. The 2 side walls and the rear wall are similarly detailed with 3 arch-headed doorways, and the north side wall has a 2 light mullioned window close to the north-west corner.
INTERIOR: The interior retains its former open plan appearance, with arcades of cast-iron columns supporting the tie beams and valley gutters of the triple-pitch roof. Each roof section has trussed formed from principal rafters with angle braces and vertical metal tie rods supporting single purlins. The original loading platforms and setted floor surfaces reamin in situ.
HISTORY: The goods shed is thought to have formed part of the original station complex developed in Bury c.1846. It is shown on the 1848 O.S. map of the town. The 1896 map identifies the building as the 'Goods Station' and show 2 lines entering the building 2 lines flanking the building, and a short section of track running parallel to the rear (west )wall linking these lines, presumably by means of turntables.

A well-preserved early large-scale railway warehouse of c.1846, later identified as a 'goods station' built to facilitate the covered storage and transfer of goods between the rail and road networks. In its scale and detailing, the building anticipates the form of later warehousing and transhipment buildings developed for the railway network.

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

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