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Roundhouse, Derby Railway Works
Derby, Derbyshire
associated engineer
Francis Thompson
date  1839
era  Victorian  |  category  Building  |  reference  SK362356
ICE reference number  HEW 1293
The Derby Roundhouse stands as part of the earliest railway works in Britain remaining substantially intact today.
The works were a joint project of the Midland Counties Railway, the North Midland Railway and the Birmingham & Derby Junction Railway, and were begun in 1839. The roundhouse was completed that same year, for North Midland Railway.
In plan, the building has 16 equal sides. The walls are of brick and the roof is timber. Inside, a circular colonnade of 16 cast iron columns support the roof's elaborate truss system.
reference sources   LG/SJ

Roundhouse, Derby Railway Works