Source/Archive record SYO301 - Carriage Works Holgate Road

Title Carriage Works Holgate Road
Date/Year 1996
City of York Interference Index 92


The York Carriage Works, built by the North Eastem Railway in 1880-84, was a fully integrated site whose buildings comprised a lodge, offices and stores, smiths shop, paint shop, two carriage building and repair shops, a saw mill and machine shop, and a timber-drying shed. The buildings are of brick, the various workshops being tall, single-storeyed structures with walls of pier and panel construction and interiors with cast-iron columns and metal roof trusses. The need to build up-to-date eight-wheeled coaches led to the reequipping and enlargement of the Works between 1897 and 1900, when most of the existing workshops were extended and new ones, including a lifting shop and a gas fitting shop, were built. Facilities for servicing and repairing electric carriage lighting systems were added in 1914-15. There was little subsequent new building, although a fire led to the rebuilding of a carriage building shop in 1945-6. The Carriage Works closed in 1995.

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  • Carriage Works Holgate Road (Ref: NBR 94376)

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