Deposited Plan No. 1165
Wakefield Road, Aspley: New Store (Shop)
|Deposited Plan Number:||1165|
|Date:||15 February 1883|
|Street:||Wakefield Road, Aspley|
|Property Name / Number:||Huddersfield Industrial Society Limited Branch No. 15 Aspley (Grocery).|
|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 Address:||no data|
|Work Commenced:||no data|
|Work Completed:||no data|
|Subsequent Alterations / History:||Demolished|
|English Heritage Listing:||no data|
|Location of Archives:||Kirklees West Yorkshire Archives|
|Buildings of Huddersfield ID:||1160|
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.