Deposited Plan No. 1165

Wakefield Road, Aspley: New Store (Shop)


Deposited Plan Number:1165
Date:15 February 1883
Plans Register:1869-1886
Street:Wakefield Road, Aspley
Property Name / Number:Huddersfield Industrial Society Limited Branch No. 15 Aspley (Grocery).
District:Central Ward
Grid Reference:no data
Building Project:New Store (Shop)
Type:Retail - new build
Applicant:Huddersfield Industrial Society Limited
Applicant Address:no data
Architect:Abbey & Hanson [plans received by W.H. Abbey]
Architect Address:20, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield.
Status of Project:
Contractor:no data
Contractor Address:no data
Work Commenced:no data
Work Completed:no data
Occupants:no data
Subsequent Alterations / History:Demolished
English Heritage Listing:no data
Location of Archives:Kirklees West Yorkshire Archives
Buildings of Huddersfield ID:1160


Additional Information

As built (see photograph), the Wakefield Road facade differs from the plans submitted in detail only. The roof is hidden behind a bold parapet and entablature which includes the date 1883.

The principal elevation is double-fronted with large display windows characteristic of stores of the period. The ground floor is of dressed ashlar stone, a feature being made of the quoin stones. The door is framed by pilasters with carved captitals and a egmental arch with decorative carving over the toplight. At first floor level, the masonry is hammer- dressed, with dressed stone lintels and segmental arches framing the windows.

The central doorway provides access to the shop, which was fitted out with shelving and a 'U' shaped counter. A store room at the rar of the building included corn hoppers, filled from the floor above, which was not sub-divided. Built over a basement with a large area devoted to storage, and a space for the warming apparatus and coals.