FRONT RANGE ADO BUILDING, LODGE, GATEWAY AND RAILINGS AT VICKERS SHIP AND ENGINEERING LIMITED ENGINE GARTEWAY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1291983
Date first listed:
20-Dec-1993
Statutory Address:
FRONT RANGE ADO BUILDING, LODGE, GATEWAY AND RAILINGS AT VICKERS SHIP AND ENGINEERING LIMITED ENGINE GARTEWAY, MICHAELSON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
FRONT RANGE ADO BUILDING, LODGE, GATEWAY AND RAILINGS AT VICKERS SHIP AND ENGINEERING LIMITED ENGINE GARTEWAY, MICHAELSON ROAD

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Barrow-in-Furness (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 19707 68638

Details

BARROW IN FURNESS

SD1968 MICHAELSON ROAD, Barrow Island 708-1/13/92 (West side) Front range ADO building, lodge, gateway & railings at VSEL Engine Gate

GV II

Company offices and works entrance with gateway and attached railings. c1913. For Vickers Ltd. Ashlar and coursed red sandstone, slate roof. 3 storeys, 5x2 bays with lean-to gatehouse and double gates on left and with railings in 3 panels on right. Main building is symmetrical and has rusticated ashlar ground floor. Central entrance with Art Nouveau style iron gates; pilasters with diamond panels and console brackets to dentilled broken pediment over basket arch with keystone. Interrupted sill band to 4/1-pane casements in pairs; the outer windows have lower sills and ashlar transoms; lintel band and continuous dripmould over. 1st floor: moulded sill band and moulded cornice link three 4-light oriel bay windows with ashlar corbelling, curved corners, ovolo-moulded mullions and transoms and ashlar roofs; single-light windows to bays 2 and 4. 2nd floor: moulded sill band links cross-windows above each oriel and single-light windows to bays 2 and 4. Modillioned cornice with solid parapet; coped end gables. Adjoining on left is the workers' entrance with double-chamfered surround beneath panel marked 'WORKS ENTRANCE'; coped parapet with large ashlar scroll. Iron gates to left have close bars beneath twin mid-rails, scrollwork and arched rails above; spear finials and scrolled stiles. To right of main range is a curved wall with 3 sections of railings in Art Nouveau style. INTERIOR (not fully inspected): coffered ceiling to entrance lobby; margin-glazed doors and screen. Stair hall has eared door architraves; coffered ceiling and stone staircase with ornate wrought-iron balustrade. Built as part of a major phase of expansion of the shipbuilding and engineering works immediately prior to the Great War.

Listing NGR: SD1970768638

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
388532
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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: 10 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/03818/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr CJ Wright. Source Historic England Archive
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