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North East Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
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TA 27551 10513



TA2710NE ROYAL STREET, The Docks 699-1/7/138 (North East side) 31/10/74 Dock Offices (Formerly Listed as: CLEETHORPES ROAD (North side) Dock Offices)


Dock offices. 1885 by Mills and Murgatroyd, for Grimsby Dock Company. Late C20 alterations include re-roofing, truncating stacks and fitting uPVC windows within original frames. Red brick with ashlar and terracotta dressings. C20 Spanish slate roof. H-plan with entrance front to south. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with basement. 2:2:3:2:2 bays with 3 central bays breaking forward and projecting outer wings of 2 narrow bays. Symmetrical, apart from slightly irregular central 3-bay section with staircase window to right. Moulded ashlar plinth to front; brick basement with moulded ashlar plinth to sides and rear. Central entrance has ashlar surround with steps flanked by short curved balustrade walls. Round-arched doorway with ornate wrought-iron 2-fold outer gates with wheel motif and radial fanlight. Moulded arch with archivolt and carved keystone, panelled pilasters with palmette capitals, keystone and scrolled side brackets carrying moulded cornice and piers to balustraded balcony. Internal porch with plain inner entrance. To left, a 2-light window; to right, a circular window in an ashlar surround with 2-light stair windows above in a full-height segmental-headed panel rising through 3 storeys, the 2 upper windows C20 replacements with a plain panel between. Ground floor has recessed panels to each bay with moulded brick reveals and segmental-headed windows: 2-light windows to central section, 3-light windows to recessed flanking bays and 4-light windows to wings. Windows have moulded brick reveals and arches, stone sills and terracotta aprons with raised circular reliefs of various designs, some serving as ventilation grilles. Window panels have moulded brick modillions to an ashlar first-floor band. Single circular terracotta ventilators above each window. First-floor ashlar sill band. Segmental-headed recessed panels to first and second floors, containing windows of similar width to those below, apart from wings which have twin panels with 2-light windows. First-floor windows have chamfered ashlar lintels with second-floor ashlar band above. Second-floor windows have segmental arches, sills and aprons

similar to ground floor. Elaborate eaves frieze with ashlar string course and moulded brick Lombardy frieze with tall fluted brackets to a moulded ashlar cornice. Roof hipped to wings and central section, with finials and central clock tower. Tower of square section, 3 stepped-in stages. Panelled base, moulded ashlar string course to pilastered second stage with twin louvred openings, ashlar entablature with moulded brick and ashlar cornice. Upper stage with swept base and clockface to each side, bold modillioned cornice to 4-sided 2-stage spire with swept base and ornate round-headed lucarnes to lower stage and modillioned cornice to top stage with wrought-iron weather-vane. Left and right returns have original basement windows with glazing bars and narrow round-arched lights, upper floors with similar details to entrance front. Left return has 6 irregularly-spaced first-floor windows, with section to right of centre breaking forward beneath a hipped roof, and a projecting chimney-breast between the 2 windows to right. 2-light windows throughout, apart from 3-light windows to the projecting bay. Fire escape doors to each floor in line to left. Right return similar but without fire escape doors and with second chimney breast to far right. Rear has six 3-light windows to central section, and a central projecting square-section stack with moulded ashlar offsets and a tall chamfered shaft. Rear wings longer than those to south front; that to right with rounded section in angle with 2-light windows, and 3 narrow single-light windows to front. Left wing has full-height canted bay with 3-light and flanking single-light windows to each floor beneath ashlar lintels and hipped roof. INTERIOR: mainly plain, with segmental arched doorways, painted brick walls; C20 alterations, including suspended ceilings. Not fully inspected. A prominent building, standing near the southern head of the Royal Dock, facing the Dock Tower to the north at the dock entrance (qv), and the Albert Memorial to the south (qv). (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N, Harris J, and Antram N: Lincolnshire: London: 1989-: 342; Grimsby Planning Department: Action for Conservation: Grimsby Borough Council: 1972-: NO.98).

Listing NGR: TA2755110513


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, John, H, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, (1964), 342


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: 14 Oct 2005
Reference: IOE01/14888/24
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