Waggon Works, Caton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire

Waggon Works, Caton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire
Photograph taken 11 July 2004 © Mr Chris Thoume. Source Historic England Archive ref: 383096

This Waggon Works factory was built in 1863-5. It was built by E G Paley for the Lancaster Carriage and Waggon Works Company. It was used to build railway carriages and waggons. It is built alongside the Midland Railway Line, presumably for transporting raw materials in and the finished products out. The works were finally closed in 1908. In 1914 they were taken over for use as an internment camp for enemy aliens (foreign prisoners). For a while the officer in charge was Robert Graves, who describes the experience in his autobiography 'Goodbye to All That'.

Location

Lancashire Lancaster

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

warehouse industry transport road rail military war victorian (1837 - 1901)