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Description: Former Tenbury Local District Council Offices
Date Listed: 24 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 150830
OS Grid Reference: SO5958468537
OS Grid Coordinates: 359584, 268537
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3134, -2.5943
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TENBURY CP TEME STREET (east side)
SO 5868 - 5968
8/139 Former Tenbury Local
District Council Offices
Union workhouse, later Tenbury RDC offices, now police, fire station and
local authority offices. Dated 1837 and altered 1937. Brick with ashlar
dressings, slate roof, gable-end parapets with kneelers and shaped finials to
front, brick ridge stacks and two digonally set brick stacks to rear. Part
two storeys, part single-storey and attic with dormers. Main west elevation
articulated a:b:c:b:a. Outer bays have two ground floor 2-light casements and
two gabled dormers with 2-light casements. The two dormers at the left end
have scalloped bargeboards. The two right end bays have had the ground floor
windows replaced by a large C20 doorway to provide access for the fire engine
and a small single-storey wing added. The adjacent inner bays have full-height
projecting gabled wings with 3-light first floor casements, blind loopholes in
the apex of each gable and doorways with Tudor-arched heads and studded C20 doors.
There are 2-light ground floor windows in the angles. The central bay is also
gabled and has a 3-light casement in both main floors; the first floor window is
flanked by single-light casements. Above the ground floor window is a plaque
inscribed "TENBURY RURAL/ DISTRICT COUNCIL/ REMODELLED 1937". The the gable
above is a datestone recessed within a square ashlar border inscribed "UNION/
WORKHOUSE/ ERECTED/ 1837". The rear elevation appears to be largely unaltered.
Listing NGR: SO5958468537
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Source: English Heritage
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