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SE 29840 33030



SE2933 CANAL WHARF 714-1/35/81 (North side) 05/08/76 No.27 Former Leeds and Liverpool Canal Company warehouse (Formerly Listed as: CANAL WHARF Warehouse, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Docks and Inland Waterways Executive)


Warehouse. c1776, interior remodelled mid/late C19 with added gantry and slate-roof canopy and block to west. Converted 1994-95. Main block by Robert Owen, engineer for the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Company. Coursed squared stone, graduated stone slate roof, gable copings. 4 storeys, 6 first-floor openings, quoins. South front, to road: symmetrical facade with added projecting central glazed entrance having overhanging hipped roof with glazed "gantry tower" above in front of original entrance with quoined surround, 3-light flat-faced mullion windows flank outer loading doors which are segmental-arched with quoined jambs to ground and first floors, and are narrower, with stone lintel and tie-stone jambs to 3rd floor; a lunette window above. Inserted doors far left, loading door reduced to window to right, inserted window top right. A projecting band at each floor level steps down from the outer to the inner bays and is carried round the entire building. Rear, to canal: 5 first-floor original openings with 4 inserted windows (1994), the original 1st and 4th being tiers of loading doors above ground-floor level, some reduced to windows as front; boarded dormer in centre of roof. Left return: lower part obscured by later block, but interior examination showed that the openings were similar to right. Right return: a tier of 4 loading doors, segmental arches, quoined jambs, the upper storeys reduced to 3-light windows or as built; circular window with keyblocks in gable, 3-light window to ground floor, right, and inserted door to left. Added block to left: single storey, central loading doors from road, now glazed, and to canal where there are low 2-light flat-faced mullion windows with 3rd blocked and partially cut through with full-height loading door, now a window; paired gutter brackets, hipped roof to right; also stands over the canal with end barge opening to left converted to window and 2

inserted doors and added small lean-to to right. INTERIOR: inserted brick staircase to all floors to left of entrance; upper floors supported on 2 rows of cast-iron columns with fire-proof brick arches; mullions chamfered on inside; canal extended within the building; massive timber roof structure composed of cross beams supporting queen posts clasping a collar, X-braces and 6 rows of purlins. Probably built as a warehouse for a variety of goods including cloth and agricultural products, the building is associated with Benjamin Gott's wool processing factory in the early C19. The mid/late C19 interior remodelling was designed to give a safer fire-proof construction: the timber floors were replaced by brick vaults supported on iron columns and beams. The loading doors and proportions of the building are similar to the brick warehouse at Nos 40 & 42 The Calls (qv); the use of circular and lunette windows was also a feature of the important Marshall Mill, Marshall Street (qv) and was probably taken from C18 country house stables and farm buildings. An important survival from the extensive range of buildings at the end of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at its junction with the River Aire and close to the boundary (Leeds Bridge, Bridge End (qv)) of the Aire and Calder Navigation. Similar warehouses are reputed to stand along the Rochdale Canal at Todmorden and at Dale Street, Manchester. (Brears, P: The Museum of Leeds Trail; Parker, A: Leeds Canal Basin (booklet): 1988-).

Listing NGR: SE2984033030


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Books and journals
Brears, P , The Museum of Leeds Trail
Parker, A, Leeds Canal Basin (booklet), 1988,


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: 16 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/08410/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Karran. Source Historic England Archive
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