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Railway Station Buffet and Adjacent Station Buildings, Cleethorpes

Description: Railway Station Buffet and Adjacent Station Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 September 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 164468

OS Grid Reference: TA3056209141
OS Grid Coordinates: 530562, 409141
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5626, -0.0302

Location: 3 Station Road, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire DN35 8AY

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

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Listing Text

(north-east side)

6/25 Railway station
17/9/80 buffet and adjacent
station buildings


Railway station, now buffet, club and station offices. 1863 for
Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company. C20
alterations, including re-roofing, re-glazing, additions to north end.
West front of brown brick in English Garden Wall bond, east front of red
brick in Flemish bond, with sandstone ashlar, yellow and blue brick
dressings. Artificial slate roof to north, concrete tile roof to south,
truncated cast iron rooftop water tank to southern extension.
Italianate style. Rectangular on plan, with west side facing Station
Road, east side facing railway platform. 2 storeys. Symmetrical
central range has projecting 3-bay central section flanked by recessed
wings of 3 wide bays, with gabled cross wing to north and large 4-bay
range to south with single-storey 2-bay store to south end.
West front: moulded plinth, projecting 3-bay central section has
arcade of round arches with pilasters, moulded rubbed yellow brick
arches with ashlar keystones and hoodmoulds, and flush yellow brick and
dentilled red brick impost bands, the lower and narrower central arch
with original part-glazed panelled double door and plain fanlight, the
flanking arches with recessed paired round-headed windows with ashlar
sills, yellow brick arches and C20 glazing with boarded upper sections.
Brick eaves band, moulded eaves brackets. Hipped roof with C20 reglazed
clerestorey, hipped upper roof with crested ridge tiles. Range to left:
3 ground-floor 4-pane sashes with ashlar sills and yellow brick bond;
section to left obscured by unsympathetic C20 single-storey rendered
lean-to entrance lobby. Range to right similar but with C20 part-glazed
door to left, and original ground-floor 2-bay lean-to in angle to right,
with C20 door and window in original segmental-headed openings. Both
ranges have three 4-pane first-floor sashes beneath segmental arches,
with smaller additional 4-pane sash to right. Projecting gabled wing to
left end has ground-floor tripartite plate-glass sash with sill beneath
segmental yellow brick arch flanked by 3-course flush band, pair of
first-floor round-headed sashes with sill beneath yellow brick arches
with impost band; deep bracketed eaves with moulded bargeboard.
Unsympathetic C20 addition to left. Pair of tall ridge stacks flanking
central section, ridge stack to left wing, pair of side-wall stacks to
left end, all with yellow brick and ashlar-capped bases, chamfered
shafts, bricks bands and cornices. Taller projecting 4-bay section to
right has round-arched arcade similar to central section, with recessed
paired round-headed windows to first 3 bays, and a 4-panelled door and
single similar window to 4th bay beneath yellow brick arches; all
windows with unsympathetic C20 plain glazing. Stepped eaves band, pair
of roof dormers with 2-light cross windows beneath flat roofs,
weatherboarded clerestorey above with 5 recessed panels (perhaps former
windows), stone-coped gables, end stacks with moulded plinths; right
gable end has tall blind keyed yellow brick round arch. Tall
single-storey section set back to right end has board door and small
2-pane sash beneath segmental arches, blocked segmental-headed window to
left, ashlar string-course and bottom section of truncated cast
iron water tank forming flat roof. East platform front. Chamfered
plinth. Projecting central segmental-headed doors. 4-pane sashes double
doors to right, all beneath segmental first-floor sashes beneath
segmental to right: central tripartite ground-floor sash beneath
segmental arch flanked by flush band, triple round-headed first-floor
sashes with flush impost band, deep bracketed eaves. 2-bay section to
right with 4-panelled door and 4-pane sash to original ground-floor
section, and unsympathetic C20 first floor addition. Projecting 4-bay
section to left has similar arcading to west front, with paired
round-headed openings: 2 with part-glazed panelled doors, 6 with windows
(one partly blocked to left), with C20 glazing. Brick eaves band.
Moulded eaves brackets. Pair of roof dormers similar to west front, but
that to left incorporating an inserted door opening onto a small cast
iron railed balcony. Similar weatherboarded clerestory to west front.
Recessed single-storey section to left has board door and 12-pane sash
beneath segmental arches, flush yellow brick band. Central section,
between outer wings, has lean-to glass-roofed canopy carried on plain
steel frame. Original station range, serving single-track line from
Grimsby. Largely superceded by adjacent 6-track terminus built in
1880s, of which the Refreshment Rooms, Clocktower and adjoining section
[qv) survive relatively intact. An early illustration of the station
shows the round-headed windows with 4 panes, and 8 clerestorey windows
in the south range. C Ekberg, The Book of Cleethorpes, 1986, p 64.

Listing NGR: TA3056209141

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Source: English Heritage

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