View Full Version : Park Road Curved Railway Warehouse - Oldham - Feb 09

19-03-2009, 05:24 PM
Visited this back in Febuary but mislaid the pictures. Squirrel and I have looked at this fantastic building many times but it's always been very well sealed unless you can scale sheer brick walls. The building has a lovely curved effect and as far as I know, trains used to drive straight in here and the goods would then be sent to other parts of the warehouse.

I eventually found a way in back in Febuaury but was gutted to find the stairs had all been removed and I was limited to the ground floor. The unusual arch design was a bit of a suprise though. I didn't have a tripod so these pictures don't really give you the scale of this immense place.

Here is some inofrmation I stole from the Internet if you are interested.

The Park Road, or more correctly Clegg Street, Railway Warehouse at Oldham was built in 1876 and although it often know as the London & North Western Railway warehouse it was actually built by the Oldham, Ashton & Guide Bridge Railway which was jointly owned by the London & North Western and the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway (later the Great Central Railway). It was last used in the 1960s and since then has stood empty and becoming increasingly derelict. It owes its survival to the fact of beening listed grade 2 on the basis of its unusual curved layout. Over the years there have been many proposals for the re-use of this building but none have succeeded. The building is now owned by the Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council who are prepared to give it to a developer.

The lovely curved exterior





Inside the bottom floor, there is no way up from here.




Some very old signs still survive.


Not sure why there are so many arches in this place.







Looking up through the floors and out the foor LOL


Thanks for looking :thumb

19-03-2009, 06:17 PM
Some great atmospheric pictures there mate, really good. I love the light inside this place, so good. Great report :thumb

19-03-2009, 06:59 PM
Nice one KE, love the lighting mate, shame about the upper floor access...

19-03-2009, 07:05 PM
what a fantastic building, shame you couldn't get any higher. Great pics :)

19-03-2009, 09:05 PM
Some great atmospheric pictures there mate, really good. I love the light inside this place, so good. Great report :thumb

Have you been here than mate? it's an epic place for sacle :thumb

19-03-2009, 11:00 PM
Grand stuff,

Floors look a bit rotten in the last picture.

20-03-2009, 03:31 AM
Great pics -had my eye on this place for a while shame the upper floors aren't accessable :(

20-03-2009, 11:07 AM
As others have said they're great pics-those light beams really add something special! Glad you managed to find these as the building looks stunning! :smclap

22-03-2009, 06:01 PM
cool place and excellent capture of the light coming in! :) cool