EASTERN COAL DROPS AT KINGS CROSS GOODS YARD

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1379214

Date first listed: 27-Jul-1983

Statutory Address: EASTERN COAL DROPS AT KINGS CROSS GOODS YARD, YORK WAY

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: EASTERN COAL DROPS AT KINGS CROSS GOODS YARD, YORK WAY

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Camden (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 30054 83550

Details

CAMDEN

TQ3083NW YORK WAY 798-1/79/1738 (North side) 27/07/83 Eastern coal drops at King's Cross Goods Yard

GV II

Coal drops. 1851-2. Probably by Lewis Cubitt. Late C19 southern section converted into a warehouse. Northern, coal handling bays, damaged by fire, 1985. Multi-coloured stock brick supported externally and internally by a framework of cast-iron columns and beams in each bay. Slated hipped roof. EXTERIOR: oblong plan; 2 storeys and mezzanine. South elevation with single storey extension above which main building with 4 lunettes, recessed oblong panels below and brick pilasters supporting iron gable end. Eastern elevation with segmental-headed ground floor openings (cart loading bays), brickwork of arches extended and linking to give impression of arcading with inset cast-iron Tuscan columns. Metal framed windows with small panes. Occasional flat circular pattern in brickwork of spandrels. Mezzanine floor with half length segmental-arched windows and brick cornice, breaking at the window heads. 2nd floor (railway level), shallow brick arcading blind apart from lunettes in arch heads; recessed oblong panels at the base of each arch. Western elevation with similar arcading and remains of railway line on round-arched viaduct at top floor level. INTERIOR: has massive timber framing to support railway at upper level and storage hoppers at mezzanine. Open composite truss roof with timber tie-beams, rafters, collars and struts and single iron rods from the apex; also queen posts of wrought-iron. Wrought-iron plates at joints and cast-iron brackets where principal rafters are formed of two timbers joined at collar height. HISTORICAL NOTE: the coal drops were built as part of a system of distributing coal from the north-east and Yorkshire to the London market. Originally the structure carried 4 high-level railway tracks from which waggons discharged coal into storage bins on the mezzanine floor above cart-loading bays. A waggon traverser was provided at the southern end by which empty waggons were transferred to a wooden viaduct west of the coal drops. Approach by road is at a lower level.





Listing NGR: TQ3005483550

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 478582

Legacy System: LBS

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