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Former Refreshment Rooms, Clocktower, Entrance Steps and Adjoining Sections of Station Buildings (In, Cleethorpes

Description: Former Refreshment Rooms, Clocktower, Entrance Steps and Adjoining Sections of Station Buildings (In

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 September 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 164456

OS Grid Reference: TA3065209074
OS Grid Coordinates: 530652, 409074
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5620, -0.0289

Location: N Promenade, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire DN35 8AY

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

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Listing Text

(west side)

6/15 No 155 (former
17/9/80 Refreshment Rooms),
Clocktower, entrance
steps and adjoining
sections of station
buildings [including
buildings formerly
listed separately as
No 155 Promenade and
Station Clocktower,
Station Approach)


Former railway station Refreshment Rooms, station Clocktower, adjoining
sections of station buildings and steps to Promenade. 1884 with
alterations of 1960s. Refreshment Rooms and Clocktower by Lockerbie
and Wilkinson of Birmingham, makers. For Manchester, Sheffield and
Lincolnshire Railway Company. Refreshment Rooms have red brick and
ashlar base, cast iron framework, timber and glass walls, felted roof.
Clocktower of timber with red brick to first stage, and cast iron
balcony, clock and cresting. Adjoining station buildings of red brick
with yellow brick and sandstone ashlar dressings, Felted roof. Glass
roof to passage. Steps of red brick with ashlar treads and cast iron
railings. L-shaped on plan: on the east side the L-shaped Refreshment
Room facing the Promenade with adjoining station offices in the
north-west angle, and entrance steps to north-east corner; adjoining
range of station buildings to west with Clocktower on west side. Single
storey throughout, apart from Clocktower 3 storeys high.
Refreshment Rooms: tall single-storey southern section with 3 bays to
east and west sides, single bay and rounded corners to south, lower
3-bay northern section facing east towards Promenade. South and east
sides have brick base with chamfered plinth, brick pilasters with
rounded angles and recessed panels in chamfered surround, stone capping.
Iron superstructure of spiral-moulded columns with composite capitals
carrying round-arched arcades to southern section, basket arches to
northern section, all with foliate ornament in spandrels. Inscribed
maker's plates attached to base, of columns. The taller southern
section retains original timber framework to west and south sides: each.
bay has a timber apron with a pair of recessed panels flanking an
attached central column with a moulded base and capital rising to a
projecting sill which supports a taller similar column dividing a
2-light window with single plate-glass panes below 8 small panes;
traceried plate glass windows above have wooden round arches springing
from the attached columns, with roundels in the spandrels, forming
interlacing arcade with the cast iron outer frame. Entrances with
double doors to north west and south west, the latter a later insertion.
South side has original glazing and wooden tracery, replaced panels
below. East side has original small-pane and traceried windows above,
replaced glazing and panels below. Rounded hipped roof with raised flat
central section. 3-bay north-east section has taller central bay with
moulded wooden pediment bearing ornate scrolled cast ironwork in
tympanum; original small-pane glazing to upper section, C20 glazing and
panels below; pitched roof to pedimented section, flat roofs to either
side. Single-bay return to north side has half-glazed door to left,
and similar glazing to east side. Flight of 5 steps alongside, rising
from Promendade to section platform, have railings with plain bars and
moulded principals with ball finials. Adjoining single-storey station
building has gabled north front with 3-bay round-arched blind arcade,
with lower and narrower central arch, pilasters with moulded ashlar
bases and flush yellow brick bands, keyed yellow brick arches with
hoodmoulds, pair of round-headed plate glass sashes to left with ashlar
sill and yellow brick arches, board door to right and inserted door to
central bay, stone-coped gable. West side has 3-bay arcade with square
brick piers, C20 lintels and fascia replacing farmer arches, boarded
infill to left bay, open passage to right, with pair of panelled doors
and 2-pane fanlights, that to central bay beneath a yellow brick round
arch, that to right in a recessed panel beneath a round arch with ashlar
key and hoodmould. Similar keyed arch to open passage alongside
Refreshment Rooms. Clocktower: square on plan, 4 stages. Timber,
with red brick to first stage, and cast iron balcony, clock and
cresting. First stage: moulded plinth to west side, moulded timber
angle pilasters with floral ornament to tops, board door to west side in
keyed architrave beneath panelled recess, recessed panels to north side
[probably former door) in key architrave. Plain C20 weatherboarding to
second stage. Third stage has angle pilasters, pairs of recessed panels
to each side containing raised keyhold-shaped panels with small circular
windows. Ornate cast-iron brackets supporting miniature balcony with
single rail carried by ornate posts with finials. Top stage has ornate-
cast-iron clockfaces with Roman numerals, in cast-iron surrounds with
foliate motifs, moulded wooden cornice, scrolled cast-iron cresting
above each side, and diagonally-set openwork cast-iron ogee spire
supporting an ornate central finial with crown and windvane. Adjoining
section: north side, facing platform, of 3 bays with narrower central
bay, pilsters, C20 lintel and fascia, plate-glass door and windows; east
side, facing passage alongside Refreshment Rooms, has twin round-headed
keyed arches to right with recessed paenls containing window and
half-glazed panelled door and 2-pane overlight beneath round arches,
recessed section to right with 4-pane sash and panelled door with 2-pane
overlight beneath round arches. South side of range has C20 rebuilt
shop section with rounded angle to south west, hipped roof. Passage
between Refreshment Room and Clcktower sections has C20 4-bay gabled
glass roof. Interior of Refreshment Rooms contains attached square
columns, with mirror side panels and roundel ornament, rising full
height to moulded cornice; ribbed roof with wrought-iron ties with
ornate pendant drops at intersections. Early illustrations of the
station show a rounded hipped pavilion roof to the open passage, the
clocktower with an arch on the south side of the bottom stage and a
miniature balcony to a short, panelled second stage, and ornate ironwork
decoration to the Refreshment Rooms roof.

Listing NGR: TA3065209074

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