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42-45b, Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes

Description: 42-45b, Alexandra Road

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 December 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 164442

OS Grid Reference: TA3069008839
OS Grid Coordinates: 530690, 408839
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5599, -0.0284

Location: Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire DN35 8LE

Locality: Cleethorpes
County: North East Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN35 8LE

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Listing Text

(south-west side)

8/3 Nos 42-45B


Terrace of 4 shops and houses. Late C19 with later alterations. Red
brick in Flemish bond (whitewashed to No 42/3, rendered to No 45B), with
Welsh slate roof. Cast and wrought iron arcade and balcony. 3 storeys,
8 bays: 2 bays to each house. Full length pavement arcade carrying
first-floor balcony, with wide single bay to each house and narrower
bays to entrances in centre and at left and right ends. Piers with tall
moulded pedestals, bulbous foliate bases to fluted columns with foliate
capitals supporting moulded upper sections with ornate openwork basket
arches to narrower outer bays and similar brackets to inner bays
(missing to no 45, obscured by nameboard to no 45A). Plain frieze.
Ornate Arts and Crafts-style balcony railings with delicate scrollwork
and floral motifs, frieze, moulded top rail and square column principals
with moulded bases and shafts, foliate capitals and ball finials;
similar railings at right angles between houses. Ground floor: pair of
doors to centre (nos 43AB and 44), single doors to left end (no 4aAB)
and right end (no 458), with shopwindows between. Both doors and
windows in wood surround with panelled pilasters, fluted consoles,
moulded cornice and frieze. The 3 original entrances to left (nos 42AB,
43AB, 44) with doors and overlights in panelled reveals (original 4
panelled door to 44, others C20). No 42/3 (Information Centre) has
unsympathetic C20 doors and 2-light window beneath boxed-in cornice. No
45 (Take Five) has C2O 4-light window beneath C19 cornice. No 45A
(Tom's Bargain Centre) has C2O 6-light shopwindow. Early C20 entrance
to no 458 to right has panelled door and Gothic-style overlight in
reveal. First floor: each house has a balcony door and plain overlight
beneath a moulded ashlar lintel, and a wooden canted bay window with
pilasters, entablature with plain frieze, moulded cornice and hood. No
42/3 has C20 glazed door to left, half-glazed panelled door to right,
C20 glazing to bays. No 44 has original half-glazed panelled door and
plate-glass sashes to bay. No 458 has blocked door, original sashes to
bay. Second floor: each house has a pair of windows beneath moulded
lintels. No 42 and no 458 have unsympathetic C20 glazing, no 44 with
original plate-glass sashes. Nos 44 and 458 have original moulded
wooden eaves brackets flanking window lintels, moulded sections of
brackets missing from no 42/3; plain eaves board throughout. 3 ridge
stacks with bases, single brick bands, modillioned brick cornices.
Together with neighbouring No 41 (Woodliffe Villa) (qv), the
best-preserved balconied buildings on the seafront.

Listing NGR: TA3069008839

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Source: English Heritage

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