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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: 1268259



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District: Liverpool

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Oct-1996

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 462020

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SJ 3489 DUKE STREET LANE (east side) 392-/30/10035 Warehouse


Warehouse. Unoccupied at time of inspection (05/96). Dated 1863 on hoist housing, but possibly earlier and with minor C20 alterations. Red brick with a slated roof covering. Narrow-bodied warehouse , 5 bays deep,extending eastwards. Front (west) elevation: 3 storeys and attic. Tall gable to street frontage with recessed centre beneath a semi-circular arched head within the gable apex. The recessed area shelters tiered pairs of loading doors and landings supported on cast iron beams. At the arch head, a hoist pulley system housed within a gabled metal canopy which bears the date 1863. Flanking the recess are advanced bays with stacked, barred window openings set beneath shallow segmental arches, and with simple brick sills. The windows diminish in height at the higher floor levels. Doorway to left gives access to internal staircase. INTERIOR: heavy timber beams between the side walls are supported by cast-iron columns. The beams carry closely-spaced floor joists. Metal spiral stair located in north-west corner gives access to all floors. HISTORY: Duke Street Lane is situated close to the site of the first enclosed dock in the world, and within the earliest part of Liverpool to be developed for commercial purposes in relation to the port. The area was fully developed by the 1780's, and the present street pattern was established by 1810. The ongoing development of warehousing as a specialist building type was of particular significance in this area of Liverpool, a C19 port of international significance. The warehousing, of which the Duke Street Lane building is an example, represents one of the most important surviving populations of C19 warehousing nationally, and represents the development of the building type from the late C18 to the early C20. This example is a near-intact example of mid C19 date and displays important developmental characteristics such as the use of cast iron columns for internal support, the recessed loading bay, and the enclosed hoist housing.

Listing NGR: SJ3458689952

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National Grid Reference: SJ 34586 89952


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