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Manchester (Metropolitan Authority)
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SJ 84692 98190



SJ8498SE DALE STREET 698-1/29/94 (East side) 10/11/72 Dale Warehouse (formerly listed as Warehouse of the Rochdale Canal Company)


Canal warehouse, including subterranean water-wheel; now store and display rooms. 1806, by William Crossley (dated on keystone of window in north gable), with waterwheel of 1824; altered. Watershot coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Rectangular plan on north-south axis, with shipping holes in rear (east) wall and water-wheel next to south end. Four storeys over a basement, the former front on the west side (now mostly covered by wooden sheds etc) apparently symmetrical, 1:3:1 bays, the centre projected slightly; basement plinth, quoins, bands on 4 levels, moulded cornice, parapet over projected centre; windows with raised sills and plain surrounds (now mostly blocked with brick), and at ground floor of south end a segmental-headed loading doorway with gudgeon of former wall-crane to left. Roof has small skylights, gable chimneys. North gable wall has 3 windows on each floor and Venetian window to attic with lettered keystone (not legible from ground), this and 2 windows immediately below all with original small-paned glazing (others with altered glazing). South gable wall (present entrance front) has central round-headed doorway to raised ground floor, one rectangular window each side, and a full-height round-headed loading slot above the door, with loading doors to each level including attic (but that at 1st floor concealed by signboard), all with wooden sills and the top under a hoist-canopy. Rear has 2 semicircular shipping holes in centre, a round-headed doorway to the left, 4 windows on each floor above, and small gable on roof over left-hand windows. INTERIOR: 2 rows of cast-iron columns with unusual integral struts to long fish-bellied plates carrying timber beams, the lower half of the columns octagonal in section and those on the upper floors with integral flanges for longitudinal shuttering; subterranean wheel-pit parallel to south wall containing 16-foot breast-shot water-wheel (by T.C.Hewes) with hub-mounted gearing and remains of wooden spokes and wrought-iron and wooden buckets, formerly used to drive hoists both in this building and in a former warehouse to the south (via line-shaft through tunnel which mostly survives beneath car-park). (Manchester Region Industrial Archaeology Society: 1989-).

Listing NGR: SJ8469298190


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

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Date: 13 Jun 2004
Reference: IOE01/12423/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Lomas. Source Historic England Archive
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