Monument record MYO4742 - BRITISH POWER TRACTION & LIGHTING COMPANY LTD

Summary

The British Power, Traction & Lighting (BPTL) Company's factory was probably built in about 1900 on the site of the Engineer Cycle Works on Hull Road in York. The BPTL itself was formed in 1900, acquiring the assetts of a number of Yorkshire-based companies, including the Engineer Cycle Works Ltd, the company's main product was the Gardner-Serpollet patent steam car - a French design for which the BPTL held the British manufacturing licence. The venture was, however, unsuccessful and the comopany went bankrupt in 1903. By 1910 the former factory was in use as a printing works and remained so until 1968. It was later used as a supermarket until demolition in 2005. The original factory building was of brick, in pier and panel construction, and two storeys high It had a triple-span slate roof and a six-bay front elevation.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 6222 5120 (44m by 73m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Map

Type and Period (4)

Full Description

NMR Source:

The Noble City Of York Alberic Stacpoole et al (Ed) p963-4

Related Object:

BF110953 Impact of the Motor Car

Related event: 613515 Architectural Survey 1995


NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Nov 11 2019 9:17AM

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