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OFFICE BUILDING TO NORTH OF GENERAL OFFICES

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: OFFICE BUILDING TO NORTH OF GENERAL OFFICES

List entry Number: 1023529

Location

OFFICE BUILDING TO NORTH OF GENERAL OFFICES, RODBOURNE ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Swindon

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Mar-1990

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 318838

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SWINDON RODBOURNE ROAD SU 18 NW BREL: Swindon Works 1/165 Office building to north of General Offices GV II

Workshop and stores with fitters room and engine house, now offices. 1841 by Brunel and Gooch for The Great Western Railway Company; altered c1871, 1913-16, 1929 and c1950s. Box rubblestone brought to course; Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys; 17 bays with fitters room and engine house at South end. West elevation: plinth; giant piers define 14 left-hand bays which have 19508 windows, on ground floor these being small-pane metal windows with segmental brick arches, on 1st floor paired 4-pane sashes below stone lintels; originally there were 4-pane windows to ground floor and 2-pane windows above with weatherboarding between (Peck, plate 26, p31). Former round-arched doorway in bay 1 now a window; door inserted in bay 2; to bay 8, double door with segmental brick arch. The 3 right-hand bays altered c1929, having segmental brick -arched door and small-pane sash windows. East elevation: mostly concealed, but piers survive framing internal openings, with roll-moulded arrises. Interior: jack-arched fire-proof ceiling to former engine room. At least 14 of the original queen-post roof trusses survive.

Of interest as part of the original Great Western Railway works and one of an important group of Victorian Industrial buildings at the works. A. Peck, The Great Western at Swindon Works (1983)

Listing NGR: SU1438685037

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Peck, A , The Great Western at Swindon Works, (1983)

National Grid Reference: SU 14386 85037

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