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TA13SW BEECH AVENUE, Garden Village 680-1/5/414 (North East side) 12/11/73 Garden Village Shopping Centre (Formerly Listed as: BEECH AVENUE, Garden Village The Shopping Centre)


Shopping centre, comprising shops, library and flats. 1909. By Runton & Barry for the Garden Village (Hull) Ltd. Stucco and brick, with red brick and ashlar dressings and plain tile roofs with 8 corniced ridge stacks. Georgian Classical Revival style. 2 storeys; 19x8 bays. E-plan around central green. Main range has a projecting gabled central gateway topped with a square domed clock tower. 2-storey round arch with brick piers, quoins and spaced voussoirs, and at first floor level, a balustraded walkway. Above the arch, a cartouche with a festoon. On either side, a 2-storey range with a ground level colonnade of Tuscan columns supporting a balustraded walkway. On the first floor, an off-centre round-arched doorway and seven 12-pane sashes. Pilastered ground floor has, to left, a central recess with door and windows, flanked by three 9-pane sashes. To right, a shop front with glazed door flanked by single shop windows. To its right, a small window, then a half-glazed door and three 9-pane sashes, then another small window. Beyond, a large window to the library. Left and right wings also have colonnade and walkway. Each has on the first floor a round-arched doorway flanked by three 12-pane sashes. Left side has three 9-pane sashes flanked by single half-glazed doors, the left one with sidelights. To left, a blocked window, then a door with sidelight. Right wing has 3 large windows to the library and to their right, a door with sidelight. All the doors have overlights. Gabled pavilions at the outer ends of the wings have round arches similar to the central gateway, with first floor balustrade to the front and to the outer side arches. Below, 2 Tuscan columns in antis. On the first floor, a pair of 12-pane sashes. Below, a shop window behind the colonnade. Facing gables of the wings have a pair of 12-pane sashes above and a 3-light shop window below, with stone mullions and cornice. Rear elevations and returns have slightly projecting centre and end gables. Regular fenestration with 12-pane sashes and central pedimented doorcases. Gables have two 12-pane sashes on each floor except left rear gable, which has a round-arched recess to the ground floor. This building was one of a number of public buildings erected by the Garden Village (Hull) Ltd. as part of a development designed by Runton & Barry and commissioned by the Reckitt family. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: York and The East Riding: Harmondsworth: 1972-: 282).

Listing NGR: TA1125430581


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire - York and the East Riding, (1972)


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

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Date: 26 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/04215/24
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