Roundhouse for the London and Birmingham Railway in Chalk Farm, London: the engine shed
|Architect/Designer||Dockray, Robert Benson (1811-1871)|
|Stephenson, Robert (1803-1859)|
|Artist/Photographer||de Mare, Eric (1910-2002)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Brickwork ; Warehouses ; Conversion of buildings ; Cast iron ; Slate ; Railway architecture ; Round buildings|
NOTES: The Roundhouse, devised by Robert Stephenson and designed by R. B. Dockray, was built in 1847 to turn steam engines around for the London and Birmingham Railway. As steam engines became too large for the building it then became a warehouse for Gilbey's gin from c.1860 until 1960 when it was converted into a performing arts venue.
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