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Description: Gardeners Office by Addlethorpe Avenue, Butlins Holiday Camp
Date Listed: 30 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 196037
OS Grid Reference: TF5734867252
OS Grid Coordinates: 557348, 367252
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1791, 0.3530
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TF 56 NE INGOLDMELLS SEA BANK
7/36 Gardeners office
Former holiday chalet, now gardeners' office. c.1936. Timber
frame with asbestos panels, slate roof with overhanging eaves and
bargeboards. Single storey, 3 bay front, the projecting gable is
corbelled out on timber brackets. Central half glazed panelled
door, flanked by tall 2 light glazing bar casements. To the
sides are single similar windows. This is the last remaining
chalet of the original pre-war site built by Sir William Butlin,
the first Holiday Camp in Britain. It opened Easter 1936 for 500
campers arriving for a week's holiday paying £2.10s. a head. The
camp was used by the Royal Navy as a recruit training
establishment, HMS Royal Arthur, during the 1939-45 war. Source:
Lincs. Life 8/86.
Listing NGR: TF5734867252
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Source: English Heritage
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