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Preston (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SD 54144 29536



SD5429NW LORD STREET 941-1/10/194 (North side) 22/01/90 Nos.21 AND 23


Warehouse (or pair of warehouses), now furniture showroom. Early C19, altered. Brown brick, the facade in Flemish bond and the sides and rear in 4+1 English garden wall bond, with sandstone dressings and slate roof. Slightly angled rectangular plan at right-angles to street, axially partitioned. Five storeys over basement, 6 bays, the gabled facade canted back slightly each side of the midline, with a very high plinth (interrupted by C20 alterations). The angled 2-bay centre has a round-headed blind arch to full height, with a small keystone and imposts, and 2 windows to each of the 4 upper stages; the flanking bays have loading slots with long-and-short stone quoins, the 3 stages surviving above the 2 lower floors (which are broken by very large C20 openings) with massive timber lintels, that at the top of the right-hand slot with a blocked crane opening above it and that to the left rebuilt and raised, the lintel replaced with steel, and a steel crane beam protruding through the door beneath; this and the stage below it have board doors, but the other stages on each side are now glazed, or glazed and boarded. The windows in the centre bays and on the 3 upper stages of the outer bays are all almost square, with raised sills and wedge lintels, and altered glazing. The gable has flat stone coping with remains of an apex finial, and broad flat kneelers. Remains of front wall of a former C19 building attached to the left corner; right-hand corner slightly overlapping Tithebarn PH (q.v.). Left side wall has gable mark of former and earlier 3-storey building (including vertical joint at junction of rear wall); otherwise, windows like those at the front: 3 at ground floor all blocked, 5 at 1st and 2nd floors (recently re-opened), 6 at 3rd floor (5 boarded and 1 blocked), 7 at 4th floor (all now boarded). Right-hand side wall (where not covered by Tithebarn PH) has some similar windows, and an extruded chimney near the front. Rear has similar square windows on all floors, some blocked. INTERIOR: pitch-pine beams supporting all floors (but removed at front of ground floor), supported on continuous timber pads in the partition wall and some with intermediate posts tenoned into timber saddles; single-span king-post roof trusses with fishbone struts from king-posts and intermediate posts with similar struts on the outer sides to principal rafters carrying 3 pairs of purlins (some of these members with carpenters marks); suspended lateral timber gutter lined with lead. History: probably built for putting-out handloom manufacturers: No.23 occupied in 1825 by Thomas German & Co., cotton spinners and manufacturers.

Listing NGR: SD5414429536


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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: 05 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/14352/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Roy Walton. Source Historic England Archive
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