Maenofferen Shed Heritage Store

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Maenofferen Shed Heritage Store
Location Minffordd Yard The prominent heritage two section building each with sloping slate roofs at east end of Minffordd Yard which can be seen from the railway from Minffordd Station
Register No 69
T. Corner ID MY021
Operational Yes
Heritage Status High
Historical significance A building of significant heritage status to Minffordd Yard and the railway. The original structure was built sometime after 1899 (from OS 25" plan) as two adjacent open-sided sheds. They were used by Maenofferen Quarries Ltd, and later Davies Bros (slate merchants) but were vacant by 1969. Between then and 1972 the walls were raised and the buildings joined to convert its original use for the storage of slates awaiting despatch to its current use for the storage undercover of various items of the railway's heritage rolling stock and artifacts.

It is now generally considered as a single building as the two similar adjacent buildings have been joined by the construction of an infill roof to cover an additional siding between them. The larger of them has been labelled on its front gable end 'Mawr;' likewise the smaller has been labelled 'Bach.' The infill has not been labelled but is often referred to as Chapel Road or the Anderlecht Siding. For further information see the Maenofferen Shed page.

Materials and workmanship: Two separate pitched slate roofed building with brickwork columns and block walls with some corrugated iron sheet infill panels. The gap between the original buildings has been covered with curved corrugated iron sheets ("Nissen hut style") to form additional covered accommodation for rolling stock. Steel wire mesh gates on entrances.

Cadw Blg ID Not listed (tbc)
Description External - see above. Internal description to be added when surveyed.
Present use July 2015: used as undercover storage for some of the railway's heritage rolling stock.
Previous use Storage shed for slates awaiting despatch from c1900 - 1960s.
Condition A survey of the current external and internal conditions is required.
Recent works Unknown (details to be inserted).
  1. Roof: Pitched slate and curved corrugated iron infill between the building's two sections.
  2. Door and Windows: none (tbc post detailed inspection).
  3. Walls: Brick columns, blockwork walls and some corrugated iron panels (to be confirmed post Internal and External Survey)
  4. Reinstatements: Awaiting detailed survey)
  5. Gutters: none.
Urgent and Immediate Repairs required External brickwork repair see above. Any internal repairs to be confirmed post internal inspection/survey.
Less urgent repairs See under urgent. Internal repairs await internal survey.
Improvements needed To be considered post construction of new 'Wagon Tracks' building.
Potential alternative uses July 2015: unlikely

See also[edit]

  • 49-85 Minffordd Yard: besides being a list of other buildings at Minffordd Yard, it might also contain more information about this one.