Railway Goods Sheds and Warehouses
Introductions to Heritage Assets
Goods sheds and warehouses played a significant role in the economic life of England until the 1970s. This document gives an overview of the building type from its origins in the late 1820s until the final examples were constructed in the 1960s. It considers the function and development of goods sheds, discusses elements of their design, and gives some examples of how individual railway companies developed their own distinctive styles.
1. Historical background
2. The development of Goods Sheds
3. Change and the future
4. Further reading
- Series: Guidance
- Publication Status: Completed
- Pages: 24
- Product Code: HEAG115
Also of interest...
Read our Introductions to Heritage Assets (IHAs) for buildings.
Listing marks and celebrates a building's special architectural and historic interest and helps us acknowledge and understand our shared history.
Research into the heritage of England's railways, canals and roads
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