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Pair of Former Tram Shelters and Attached Railings Enclosing Centre of Square, Darwen

Description: Pair of Former Tram Shelters and Attached Railings Enclosing Centre of Square

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 184674

OS Grid Reference: SD6923122134
OS Grid Coordinates: 369231, 422134
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6947, -2.4674

Location: Bolton Road, Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen BB3 1PL

Locality: Darwen
County: Blackburn with Darwen
Country: England
Postcode: BB3 1PL

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Listing Text


4/3 Pair of former tram shelters
and attached railings enclosing
- centre of square


Matching pair of tram shelters and public lavatories, dated 1902, now
closed. Ashlar with domed copper-clad roofs. South shelter regular
octagonal, north shelter octagonal but elongated to rear. Single storey,
in free baroque style; moulded stringcourse at impost level, moulded
cornice, balustraded parapet. The angles have square piers at the
lower level and stumpy Ionic colonnettes above, the cornice breaking
out over these in exaggerated form and carrying scrolled consoles to
short pillars with prominent caps and ball finials, between which run
balustrades with ramped ends. The 3 sides to the street all have large
round-headed openings, that on the inner side a door, others windows,
all crossed by the string course above which the heads, as lunettes, have
Gibbs surrounds and decorated extrados. On south side wall of south shelter
is an attached bronze plaque lettered in relief.

Iron railings to north, west and south sides of square appear contemporary
and have knobbed bars with stone piers with moulded cornices at intervals.

Listing NGR: SD6923122134

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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