SJ3488 : Brunswick Goods Station, 1964 2

taken 56 years ago, near to Rock Ferry, Wirral, Great Britain

Brunswick Goods Station, 1964  2
Brunswick Goods Station, 1964 2
The south end of the building, showing windows with the original 'Chinese' glazing.
Brunswick Goods Station, Liverpool 1964

These photos were taken as part of a student exercise to record significant buildings in the Liverpool area which were liable to demolition by creating measured drawings.

The Cheshire Lines Committee warehouse at Brunswick Goods Station was one of the most impressive of all the railway warehouses along the docks. Built in 1894 as a major addition to the existing goods station which was built around 1874. This was when the new line to Liverpool Central Station was built, prior to which Brunswick was the terminus of what had originated as the Liverpool and Garston Railway. The three storey building in the corner of the new warehouse was the original terminal with offices of the Liverpool and Garston Railway opened in 1864, becoming part of the Cheshire Lines the following year.

The framework of the building was of cast iron pillars with wrought iron floor beams.

The main frontage of the warehouse on the dock road was around 480 feet/145 metres long, enabling the names of the constituent companies of the Cheshire Lines Committee to be written out in full in letters 5 and 6 feet tall - a most impressive inscription. It reads: GREAT NORTHERN, MANCHESTER SHEFFIELD & LINCOLNSHIRE AND MIDLAND RAILWAYS. A couple of years later the M S & L would rename itself as the Great Central Railway.

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Date Taken
29 June 1964   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 4 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways  Docks, Harbours 
Period (from Tags)
Late 19th Century 
Date (from Tags)
1894 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3498 8810 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.1433N 2:58.7421W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3497 8806
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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