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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.


List entry Number: 1114068



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


District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Potton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Aug-1979

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 38397

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POTTON BIGGLESWADE ROAD TL 24NW 5/25 Former Railway Engine Shed 17.8.79 - II Former railway engine shed. Built in 1857 as the engine shed of the Sandy and Potton Railway by Captain William Peel, third son of Sir Robert Peel. Yellow brick with red brick dressings. Slate roof. Single storeyed rectangular building with gabled roof. minimal classical detailing. Side elevations: 3- bays. Each consists of rectangular recessed panel with brick dentil cornice to head and contains sash window with glazing bars under gauged brick flat arch. Intervening broad vertical strips of raised brickwork have red brick dressings imitating quoins. Gable Ends: each has central recessed panel flanked by raised strips, similar to sides. Surmounting pediments have corbelled kneelers, red brick dentil cornices and stone coping. Central engine doorways at each end have gauged brick rounded arches with keystones. The locomotive which this shed housed "The Shannon", is preserved in working order at Didcot.

Listing NGR: TL2202448986

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National Grid Reference: TL 22024 48986


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