You'll find the worlds first lift still in place in the Crystal Palace pub in Jamaica Street. Formerly known as the Gardner building. I clocked it recently on a night out. My mates were eyeing up the burds and I was eyeing up the hoist.
This pic is from the 1937 extension of the Meadowside granary. Classic design. Note that the gate is open and I just had to have a look down
, there were open shafts covering the floorspace so it was no place for a wrong foot. The counter weights and lift had been long scrapped, even the winding gear in the roofspace above had gone. The shaft was over 100ft to the quayside.