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PARK TOWER (FORMER NORTH EASTERN CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY DEPARTMENT STORE)

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.

Name: PARK TOWER (FORMER NORTH EASTERN CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY DEPARTMENT STORE)

List entry Number: 1250532

Location

PARK TOWER (FORMER NORTH EASTERN CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY DEPARTMENT STORE), PARK ROAD
PARK TOWER (FORMER NORTH EASTERN CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY DEPARTMENT STORE), STRANTON

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

County:

District: Hartlepool

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Dec-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 432925

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Details

NZ 5032 10/112

HARTLEPOOL, STRANTON (west side), Park Tower (Former North Eastern Co-operative Society department store)

(Formerly listed as North Eastern Co-operative Society Ltd. department store)

II

Department store, 1913-15, by Lionel G. Ekins. Portland stone ashlar and slate roof. Occupies large corner site. Baroque style. 3 storeys and attic storey; 4 bays to ground floor, 8 bays to upper floors, and curved quadrant bay to right angle. Ground floor: stone fascia and cornice on rusticated piers flanking mid C20 shop fronts and doorways. Giant Ionic Order through upper floors. Windows recessed behind single and paired columns. Moulded, mullioned-and-transomed casement windows to first floor; moulded mullioned casements to 2nd floor, with glazing bars and swags to ornamented aprons. Recessed 2-storey bay window to quadrant, with banded concave splays. 5th bay has Diocletian window over mullioned 3-light casement window in round-headed arch of banded rustication with convex chamfer, keystone and pediment having an embellished tympanum. Short, square clock tower rises above 5th bay, with banded rusticated antae and urn finials at angles. Masonry domed, octagonal cupola has convex sides alternated with Ionic, open-pedimented aedicules. Balustraded parapet with raised pedestal over quadrant, inscribed : 'HARTLEPOOLS COOPERATIVE SOCIETY.' Low-pitched mansard roof. The 7-bay right return is similar, but lacks a clock tower. Later extension to west side (rear) is not of interest. Clock tower is an important townscape feature in the town-centre area.



Listing NGR: NZ5091732204

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National Grid Reference: NZ 50917 32204

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