The Union Mill Street side of the building.
Listing: Early C19. Interior: cast iron columns support wooden
The canal side of the building
overlooking the BCN.
|The description "Cheese and Butter Warehouse" seems to have
been taken from the old Ordnance Survey Maps but the use of the building was
certainly wider than that.
At the end of the C19 and beginning of C20 the
whole site was owned by A. E. Beresford, who described himself as a Merchant
Grocer. An old price list of his shows this site on the front cover.
This building is marked "Warehouse"; that to the right is marked "lard
refinery"; stables are marked to the left; and the office building is marked as
"Offices"; to the left of the offices are "workers' houses".
This building backs on the canal and on that side it has doorways for
hoisting goods in. The building is now divided into units, the occupants of which include a boat
builder, who uses the canal, and a luthier. The presence of a luthier, and the
contrast between the two forms of wood working, seem worth mentioning.