Festival of Britain Bus Shelter

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1392372
Date first listed:
22-Jan-2008
Statutory Address:
Festival of Britain Bus Shelter, Farmington

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Location

Statutory Address:
Festival of Britain Bus Shelter, Farmington

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

County:
Gloucestershire
District:
Cotswold (District Authority)
Parish:
Farmington
National Grid Reference:
SP 13218 15426

Reasons for Designation

This bus shelter is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reason: * A good example of a Festival of Britain bus shelter, well designed in a vernacular tradition and using good quality local materials

Details

1863/0/10005

FARMINGTON Festival of Britain Bus Shelter

22-JAN-08

II Bus Shelter. 1951. Designed by Gerald J Green.

MATERIALS: coursed Cotswold rubble stone with ashlar quoins and a Cotswold stone slate roof

PLAN: octagonal DESCRIPTION: octagonal bus shelter with a conical roof surmounted by a stone ball finial. There is a window to the west and east elevation. There is a small gable over the entrance with the inscription 'FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN 1951/ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF/FARMINGTON/WITH LOCAL MATERIALS'.

To the interior is a wooden bench attached to three sides of the bus shelter.

HISTORY: The Council for the Preservation of Rural England (CPRE) and the National Association of Parish Councils suggested that the building of bus stops would be an appropriate way for small parish councils to celebrate the Festival of Britain. The National Association of Parish Council's competition stipulated that the design of the bus shelters should be based 'on the use of local materials, so that the structures will fit harmoniously into the surrounding landscape'. Gerard J. Green's design for a bus shelter won the competition at Farmington and he was awarded £100. This was the first building designed by Green.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION: This bus shelter is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reason: * A good example of a Festival of Britain bus shelter, well designed in a vernacular tradition and using good quality local materials

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
503690
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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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