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London Country Bus Services Limited Bus Garage with Attached Service Block, Reigate

Description: London Country Bus Services Limited Bus Garage with Attached Service Block

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 289466

OS Grid Reference: TQ2564749921
OS Grid Coordinates: 525647, 149921
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2346, -0.2016

Location: Chatham Court, Reigate and Banstead, Surrey RH2 7AN

Locality: Reigate
Local Authority: Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: RH2 7AN

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Listing Text

Lesbourne Road
(North Side)
TO 2549 NE
17/127 London Country Bus
Services Limited: bus
garage with attached
II service block

Bus Station garage and attached service block. 1931-2. For East Surrey Traction
Company ("Bell Street", p.114). Red-brown brick in English bond, rear of garage
rendered and with applied timber-framing; plain tile roof to garage, corrugated
felted roof to service block. Large, single-storey garage, roughly triangular on plan
with lower, single-storey, rectangular service block projecting forward from right end.
Small-pane windows.

Garage: 2 wide bus entrances with folding topglazed board garage doors; between
them a full-height, transomed window in hipped roofed projection; similar window
to canted left-end bay; roof hipped at left end, with apex taller than ridge of
main roof giving effect of pyramidal roof. At right end, narrow bay at right angles
with full-height, transomed, 2-light window links garage to service block.

Service block: 2 bay forecourt elevation has, on left, full-height, transomed,
2-light windows, central one with door; on right, full-height square-headed opening,
top part bricked-in, lower part with modern door and windows under canopy; parapet
with offset, soldier-brick coping below waney-edged-weather-boarded gable. Lesbourne
Road elevation: left-end bay, with parapet returned, has 3 tall windows in square-headed
recess; 6 lower bays to right have concrete lintel band over wide windows, right
one full-height, and soldier-brick coping; roof hipped at right end.

Rear of garage: brick plinth; taller gabled bays towards either end with braced
close-studding framing tall triple windows; rest of range has 3-light windows set
below eaves.

Interior of garage: wide-spanning, complex-strutted steel roof trusses; continuous
sky-lights providing good top-lighting.

This bus garage superseded that on Bell Street increasing the capacity of
the Reigate garage to 170 vehicles ("Bell Street", p.114).

"Bell Street", East Surrey (1974)

Listing NGR: TQ2566149920

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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