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Description: Main Block of Co Operative Society Premises
Date Listed: 15 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 236724
OS Grid Reference: NU2656804557
OS Grid Coordinates: 426568, 604557
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3344, -1.5827
AMBLE QUEEN STREET
13/56 Main block of
Shops, with offices above and to rear, 1920. Ashlar-fronted, other elevations
rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof. Baroque style.
2-storeys. Front in two parts: main section 3 + 1 + 3 bays, symmetrical.
Central open-pedimented entrance bay shows fielded-panel double doors,with
radial overlight,in hollow-chamfered round arch, with rusticated surround and
triple keystone, forming base to canted oriel with 12-pane sash window and
moulded cornice. To either side double shop fronts with labradorite stallrisers
and decorative leading to top panes, under timber fascia board and cornice.
12-pane sash windows above (except for one slatted window) in architraves with
triple keystones and raised aprons; end pilasters with decorative frieze below
sunk nowy-headed panels; modillion eaves cornice; roof hipped to left, with
one corniced ridge stack. One-bay right section similar but set at a different
angle to align with street.
Left return, to Bridge Street, 4 bays; right bay similar to front; left part
shows 4-pane casements on ground floor and paired 12-pane sashes above.
Similar fenestration to rear elevation; to left is a single-storey loading
bay with segmental arch.
Listing NGR: NU2656804557
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Source: English Heritage
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