Tram shelter and public toilets


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Tram shelter and public toilets, Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1GY


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Statutory Address:
Tram shelter and public toilets, Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1GY

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

The City of Brighton and Hove (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 31282 04037


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 14/03/2019

TQ3104SW 577-1/64/643

BRIGHTON OLD STEINE Tram shelter and public toilets 21/10/93

II A former tram shelter and public toilets, designed around 1936 by the Borough Engineer, David Edwards, and later converted to a cafe. It is constructed of reinforced concrete or brick and Brizolit walls, with a flat roof, and glazing bars of steel. The shelter is single-storey, and formerly had a deep substructure holding conveniences, which has since been partially demolished. The shelter has a rectangular plan with apsidal ends, and is designed in the International Style. The roof projects far beyond the walls to form a sheltered area around the front of the structure, and near the centre, two sections of the wall project to form a recess with a pair of former entrances (blocked up), which accommodated access to the former toilets. The roof steps out over this centre section.

The shelter is now (2019), in use as a café, with its entrance on the opposite (east) side, and a patio over the former convenience ventilators. All openings are flat arched, and the main entrances (blocked up) were formerly located within the apsidal ends, just before the curving sections of wall, and opened onto a curved stair of two stages which led down to the conveniences themselves (stairs at north end removed and conveniences blocked up, those at south end now serve only customer toilets and the kitchen). The curved walls consist of a low parapet topped by a glass wall with glazing bars of steel. The windows themselves have projecting sills.

Listing NGR: TQ3128204037


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Books and journals
Green, A H J, 'Sussex Industrial History- More on the Corporation Tram and Bus Shelters' in Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society, , Vol. 48, (2018), 16-19


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: 01 Oct 2004
Reference: IOE01/12776/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Washington. Source Historic England Archive
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