The Raphael Mackeller Stores were reputedly erected as stores and possibly as stables and later used for small-scale manufacturing activities. Vacated in the 1980s the buildings were left disused for several years. They still contain some machinery related to their former manufacturing and store functions. Although commonly known and referred to in the past as 'The Coach House', it is unlikely that the building was ever used as a coach house.
The Raphael Mackeller Stores are two narrow stone buildings facing Kendall Lane. They were built along the rear boundary of the properties now called Unwins Stores, Nos. 77, 79 and 81 George Street North (earlier known as Nos. 81, 83 and 85 George Street respectively).
The Raphael Mackeller Stores are generally considered as separate from the George Street properties they purported to have originally served.