Deposited Plan No. 1240

Buxton Road & Princess Street: New Co-operative Store and Offices


Deposited Plan Number:1240
Date:11 October 1883
Plans Register:1869-1886
Street:Buxton Road & Princess Street
Property Name / Number:Co-op Central Store (Co-operative Building) (now Wilkinsons)
Area:Town Centre
Grid Reference:SE 1441 1635
Building Project:New Co-operative Store and Offices
Type:Retail / Commercial
Applicant:Huddersfield Industrial Society
Applicant Address:Huddersfield
Architect:Abbey & Hanson
Architect Address:No 20, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield
Status of Project:
Approved - subject to the drainage being amended to the Corporation's satisfaction.
Contractor:no data
Contractor Address:no data
Work Commenced:no data
Work Completed:Opened in 1886
Occupants:no data
Subsequent Alterations / History:Existing, (Building currently Wilkinson's store)
English Heritage Listing:no data
Location of Archives:Kirklees West Yorkshire Archives
Buildings of Huddersfield ID:1218

Additional Information

The plans for this extension and partial re-building of the central store of the Huddersfield Industrial Society are too fragile to open. In his Jubilee History of the Society (1910), Owen Balmforth notes, "Messrs Knight and Jackson, a firm of painters occupying a portion of the Central premises, were notified to terminate their tenancy at the expiration of their lease, and in December tenders were accepted amounting to nearly £5000 for the extension of the Buxton Road property into Princess Street. Messrs Abbey and Hanson were the architects for the Cliffe End Store and the Princess Street extension." (see page 112)

"During this half year [to March 1885] the present commodious premises in Princess Street, occupied by the Tailoring and Butchering Departments were completed." (page 118)

Further alterations and additions were to follow before the Central Store was completed.

Approximate Location

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The red marker indicates the approximate location of this record. Green and yellow dots are locations of other geotagged records, where yellow means the building was subsequently demolished.

What's Nearby?

The following records are located within 100 meters:
RecordDistance (feet & meters)
New Street / Princess Street: The Co-op building (1886)33ft10m
Princess Street: Cooperative Stores Building119ft36m
Corporation Street: New Offices and Store Room (1895) - plan# 2385177ft54m
Albion Street: New Warehouse to Rear of Existing Building (1897) - plan# 2521207ft63m
Albion Street: Temporary workshops (1883) - plan# 1225220ft67m
Ramsden Street / Princess Street: Town Hall (1875)222ft68m
Princess Street: Police Station223ft68m
High Street: Five Privies, Two Urinals and 2 Ash Stores (Brick and Stone) (1890) - plan# 2058302ft92m
Albion Street: Machine Shop and Alterations (1871) - plan# 132309ft94m