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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: 1252955



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


District: Liverpool

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 23-Sep-1992

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 436077

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The following building shall be added:


393-/3/10000 NO 173 Sugar Silo

- II*

Sugar silo. 1955-57. Designed by Tate and Lyle's Engineering Department and constructed by Cementation Ltd. Reinforced concrete with pre-stressed concrete floor. Parabolic tunnel vault, rectangular in plan, comprising 12 sections each with 6 external ribs. Loaded via conveyor belts running in a housing which stretches along the top of the structure. Both ends also of ribbed reinforced concrete, with windows and doors. Interior comprises a single unbroken space with a central channel in the floor containing hoppers for the reclamation of the sugar, which dropped onto a conveyor belt in a tunnel beneath. Smooth sides to the vault with a plimsoll line marked along the sides for the guidance of operatives in loading the silo. A rare and impressive example of a reinforced concrete parabolic tunnel vaulted storage silo. Tate and Lyle Times April 1956 pp 10-11; January 1957; January 1958; April 1958 pp 12-13.

Listing NGR: SJ3390193491

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Tate and Lyle Times' in January, (1958)
'Tate and Lyle Times' in January, (1957)
'Tate and Lyle Times' in April, (1958), 12-13
'Tate and Lyle Times' in April, (1956), 10-11

National Grid Reference: SJ 33901 93491


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