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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1139842



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Middlesbrough

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Jul-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 59723

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MIDDLESBROUGH EXCHANGE SQUARE, NZ 4920 NE north side. 8/31 Nos. 2, 2A, 4 and Zetland Buildings. G.V. II Wrongly shown on O.S. plan as Marton Road. Including Zetland Buildings and right extension, Zetland Place. Offices, c.1872, in 3 builds, by W.H. Blessley (Middlesbrough). Slightly later extension to Zetland Buildings. Brick with stone and polychrome brick dressings. Welsh slate roofs. Concave-curved terrace with right end convex-curved into Zetland Place. Italianate. 3 storeys, 23 bays. Renewed doors in 3rd, 10th, 11th, 16th and 23rd bays. Segmental-arcaded ground floor with impost bands, hoodmoulds and moulded plinth. Slightly-recessed windows with segmental heads, corbelled sills and renewed glazing. Richly-carved imposts in bays 1 to 10 and doorway in 16th bay. Polychrome tile imposts to windows in bays 11 to 23. Round-arcaded first floor with plain roundels in blind tympana over slightly-recessed paired round-headed sash windows separated by pilasters with palmette capitals. Slightly-pointed gauged brick arches over ground and first-floor arcades. Dogtooth sill string. Paired round-headed 2nd- floor sash windows, separated by similar pilasters, under gauged brick heads and hoodmoulds. Bracketed sill string and eaves cornice. Gabled dormers, with copings and gableted kneelers, and pointed windows, over bays 2,4,6,8 and 10. Transverse ridge stacks. 7-bay extension, with slightly wider centre bay. Segment-headed windows with renewed glazing, in keyed round-headed recesses on first floor and segment-headed recesses on 2nd floor; all slightly recessed in tall segment-headed arches. Plain fascias below first-floor windows. Bracketed eaves cornice. 2 transverse ridge stacks. Similar 5-bay right return, with oculus in gable over 3 left bays. Similar cornice over 2 right bays, and partly-projecting stack with stepped cornice and tall obelisk shaft. 2 right bays altered on ground floor. Rear extensions not of special interest. Largely unoccupied and dilapidated at time of resurvey. Included for group value.

Listing NGR: NZ4968420647

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National Grid Reference: NZ 49684 20647


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