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Description: Central Office
Shinners Bridge Centre
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101063
OS Grid Reference: SX7860462042
OS Grid Coordinates: 278604, 62042
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4456, -3.7111
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DARTINGTON SHINNER'S BRIDGE
SX7862 - SX7962 Central Office
Offices of the Dartington Hall Estate. 1935 by W E Lescaze of Howe and
Lescaze of America, assisted by R Hening; later alterations. Whitewashed
rendered brick cavity walls with concrete coping to the parapets concealing
Plan: International Modern Style building. Basically H-shaped on plan
with a short north east wing and the stump of a south west wing. A low
building on a sloping site, it is 2 storeys on the higher south side and 3
storeys on the lower north side. The north east and north west wings drop
down to 2 storeys, the longer north west wing was originally open on the
ground storey and supported on very slender steel tube posts, but it has
now been underbuilt. The south east wing is single storey but heightened
in late C20 to 2 storeys with a small boiler house and chimney on the south
end. The building was designed to be extended and altered. The extensions
and alterations which have been carried out make the original room use
difficult to reconstruct.
Exterior: 2 storeys on the south side. 3 storeys on the north side. the
elevations are characterised by the long bands of metal-frame windows with
concrete cills, which are continued around the south west corner but stop
short of the corners elsewhere. Generally the window bands are deeper on
the ground storey except on the 3 storey north elevation of the central
wing which has shallow ground and first floor window bands lighting the
corridors on these floors,k and similarly the north east wing which has
deeper windows on the first floor. The wall surfaces are plain whitewashed
render and apart from the windows the only interruptions are the very small
louvred wall ventilators. On the south elevation there are cantilevered
reinforced concrete canopies over 2 doorways, the right-hand is in the
angle with the south east wing, the left-hand has a section of black glazed
tile wall to its left. On the south elevation a reinforced concrete flight
of steps in the angle with the north west wing with a bent steel tube
Interior: In the projecting south west wing there is the entrance hall off
which corridors branch into the wings and to the side of the entrance hall
the stair well which contains a reinforced concrete stair with an aluminium
References: Architects drawings in the Dartington Hall archive.
Listing NGR: SX7860462042
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Source: English Heritage
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