Pattern Store and Water Tank, Swindon

Pattern Store and Water Tank, Swindon
Photograph taken 28 September 2003 © Mr Colin Jones. Source Historic England Archive ref: 318839

This was the pattern store for the Great Western Railway (GWR) in Swindon. It held drawings and papers for the designs of the GWR. It was constructed in 1897. It is of fire-proof construction with a compartmentalised water tank on the roof. This could can hold 1.1 million litres. The basement was used as a mess room during World War I and as a canteen between 1939 to 1960.

Location

Swindon Swindon

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

industry store drawing railway design Victorian (1837 - 1901)