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1889 - Colonial Building - Bradford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 47.660 W 001° 45.576
30U E 581705 N 5961353
Quick Description: Colonial Buildings was a large warehouse in the woollen town of Bradford before it was converted into an apartment block.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/10/2013 9:02:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMJF3R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
Bradford was known as the wool capital of the world and once contained many working textile mills and warehouses.

This English Heritage Grade II listed building was built in 1889 to store woollen bales following wool sorting and blending.

At the top of the building the name Colonial Buildings in carved in large letters in the stone work. On a pediment above the centre of the building is a carving of a sheep's head.

At each side of the sheep's head is a small carved date of 1889.

There are a number of warehouses in Bradford that used similar designs in the design of their exterior stone work as an indication of what type of business took place in them.
Year of construction: 1889

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