The Long Shop, Main Street, Leiston - Suffolk Coastal

The Long Shop, built in1853 for the manufacture of portable steam engines, is now a musuem. Red brick with yellow brick dressings; pan tiled roof with three louvered ventilators at ridge level. Two storeys, nine bays long and three bays wide. Pan tiled roof is in need of re-covering; 1970s glazed roof lights leak and require replacing; rainwater disposal arrangements in need of overhaul and repair. Stage 1 Heritage Lottery Fund grant awarded. A Historic England Heritage at Risk Repair Grant offered 2018 as part of the funding package.

The Long Shop, Main Street, Leiston - Suffolk Coastal
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: THE LONG SHOP
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1287610
  • Local Planning Authority: Suffolk Coastal
  • Site Type: Industrial > Industrial building


  • Building Name: The Long Shop
  • County: Suffolk
  • District / Borough: Suffolk Coastal
  • Parish: Leiston
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Suffolk Coastal
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Occupied/in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA