Building record M3278 - WAREHOUSE AT NEWARK (WHARF CAFÉ)


WAREHOUSE (Stuart to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 79743 54185 (19m by 18m)
Map sheet SK75SE
District Newark
Civil Parish Newark, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Large warehouse, late C18, well lit from plenty of windows. Has had some extensions and alterations. Was in use as a cafe. In reasonable condition but disused. See NIAR archive file for detailed description. (1)
Former warehouse, now disused cafe. Early C18. (2)
Constructed before 1790, probably in 1787-8, just as Newark’s river trade was beginning to prosper. It is the only known purpose built warehouse from the important period in Newark’s history to survive. It marked the boundary between a private commercial yard and a public wharf and, having a full carriage bay, would have served as a gateway building to that yard. The building also served as a warehouse facility in its own right. Placed as it was, near the wharf and close by the Great North Road and the Fosseway, it could take goods from waggons or Trent ketches or dispatch goods. It was commissioned by the Handleys, father and son. The building continued in commercial use throughout the C19 with little alteration other than the strengthening of the floor with cast iron columns and the insertion of a staircase. In 1943-5 the building was converted for use as a café and the building was expanded on the north side. (3)

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

3 prints, 203w/12-14, RCHME; 1 BW print, N15 16/36, SMR

Listed buildings slides, (Photograph). SNT2648.

13/11/96, Wharf Cafe (Plan). SNT3471.

13/11/96, Wharf Cafe (Plan). SNT3511.

<1> TPAT, 1993, NIAR Gazetteer, p 89 (Published document). SNT252.

<2> DOE, Listed Building Description (Published document). SNT626.

<3> English Heritage, 1996, Building Survey of The Wharf Café, Town Wharf, Newark (Unpublished document). SNT4858.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. .
  • --- Plan: 13/11/96. Wharf Cafe. 2.
  • --- Plan: 13/11/96. Wharf Cafe. 2.
  • <1> Published document: TPAT. 1993. NIAR Gazetteer. p 89.
  • <2> Published document: DOE. Listed Building Description.
  • <3> Unpublished document: English Heritage. 1996. Building Survey of The Wharf Café, Town Wharf, Newark.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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