Please Identify this building

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S&T
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Please Identify this building

Post by S&T » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:12 pm

Hi all,
Please can someone identify the name of this building at KX and its purpose.
Many thanks
S&T
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silverfox
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Re: Please Identify this building

Post by silverfox » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:23 am

S&T

Have you a rough location?

might be able to trace it on an OS map

regards

Ron

Dave S
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Re: Please Identify this building

Post by Dave S » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:54 am

I can't give a definitive purpose, but it was in the area that ended up as the motorail loading ramp.
Cheney Street.jpg
Platforms 16 & 17.jpg
Motorail platform.jpg
As it's located just off of Cheney Street at the entrance to the yard you'd wonder if it contaned the goods clerks overseeing the comings and goings. It's not shown on the 1894 plan but is there by the 1914 one, there is no description given.

Hatfield Shed
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Re: Please Identify this building

Post by Hatfield Shed » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:15 pm

On a 1920's KX suburban side diagram*, the barrel roofed structure is labelled 'Workshops'. The building with the low pitched roof adjacent to the East is labelled 'Offices', and since that building stands on the corner of Cheney St. and 'Approach Rd.' (which gives access to the triangular platform labelled 'Wharf') I'd guess that's where the goods clerks managed the inward and outward road traffic.

(*The diagram is reproduced on page 58 of 'LNER 150' in case someone else wants to have a look, and tell me I have it all wrong...)

PinzaC55
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Re: Please Identify this building

Post by PinzaC55 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:02 pm

It's on this map but no marked purpose

https://maps.nls.uk/view/102903937

This plan may also be useful

https://www.kingscross.co.uk/media/22-S ... ulross.pdf

It can be seen on this clip from The Ladykillers at 0.42

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRaeKXYtAuU

S&T
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Re: Please Identify this building

Post by S&T » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:42 pm

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to reply and provide pictures, documents and text. Very useful.
Workshops of some form would certainly make sense, as would some office/clerk type activity associated with the east side bays etc.
S&T

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