Bus Station And Beach Shelter

1 Sep 1999
Bus Station And Beach Shelter, The Front, Hartlepool, Durham, TS25 1BS
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SEATON CAREW THE FRONT NZ 52 114 (east side).

7/143 Bus Station and beach shelter.

- II

Bus station and beach shelter, mid 1930's. Rendered brick and reinforced concrete, all painted, with flat reinforced concrete and asphalt roofs. Art Deco style; symmetrical plan. Central clock tower projects from adjoining single-storey utility building flanked by staircases and landings linked to and giving access to roof of rear rectangular-plan shelter overlooking the sea. Single-storey concave-plan passenger shelters, to left and right of clock tower, form a crescent facing The Front, whilst the clock tower, utility block and beach shelter form a 'T' plan. Clock tower is a simple square shaft on a panelled pedestal; each of the shaft sides has a single tall, round-headed panel with clock face above a large reeded corbel. The doorways to the utility building have flat surrounds. The beach shelter comprises a rectangular-plan deck or roof on 6 rows of eleven chamfered square piers with coved capitals; continuous moulded cornice below balustrading of deck. Screen walls, between the internal piers, form seating bays. The staircases and decks of the utility block and beach shelter have steel geometric-pattern balustrades with end and intermediate fluted piers on moulded corbels. Passenger shelters are open-fronted with 4 circular shafts and responds and slightly projecting convex-plan end pavilions. Deep eaves cornice and shallow parapet. Timber seating fixed to rear walls.

Listing NGR: NZ5263729542


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1771 IOE Records taken by Thomas Sample; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Thomas Sample. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Sample, Thomas

Rights Holder: Sample, Thomas


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