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Friargate Pine Company, January 2016

Sime

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Intro:

Only a few basic photos of this place but thought it would be worth documenting for reference in years to come should it ever be demolished. Due to a fire in 2013 (where unfortunately a homeless man sleeping inside died) the internals of this building are basically charcoal, I don't think any of the upper floors would take the weight of a person any more therefore didn't attempt trying!

History:

The building is actually an old engine house which was built to provide power for the hydraulic cranes and hoists in the bonded railway warehouse of the Great Northern Railway which is situated behind it. It has a two storey tower on the south west corner.

The building has been grade 2 listed since 1986 and dates right back to 1877, it was designed by Kirk & Randall of Sleaford who also did the goods warehouse. This was an integral part of the Friargate railway station and its goods yard.

During the buildings later years the Friargate Pine Company took it over using it as a warehouse and fireplace show room, they had left for just over eleven years leaving the it empty and derelict until the fire of 2013.

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Wow shame about the fire, interesting little story though.

 

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Sadly not the first listed building to meet the fireflies :(  

Funny how that happens all the time, housing development of the future? 

Cheers for the post and update mate (y)

 

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Hasn't had much love by the look of things. Shame about the fire and especially the homeless guy, what a crap way to go. Cheers for documenting the place (y)  

 
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