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Description: British Shipbuilders (Training, Education and Safety) Limited Offices
Date Listed: 26 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303737
OS Grid Reference: NZ3040465299
OS Grid Coordinates: 430404, 565299
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9814, -1.5265
NZ 36NW HEBBURN ELLISON STREET (north side)
1/101 British Shipbuilders
(Training, Education and
Safety) Ltd. Offices.
Offices. Circa 1890. Brick with stone dressings; roof part Welsh slate, part
roofing felt. 2 storeys, 17 windows in 3 builds. First build qf 9 windows
has round-headed entrance to works containing diagonally boarded double doors
under a segmental fanlight in third bay from left. Ground floor windows have
fixed lights and transom casements. Second build of 7 bays has office entrance
in fifth bay from left with elliptical head and decorative brick jambs containing
12-panelled double door under fanlight; all windows sashes with glazing bars
having flat heads and projecting cills of stone, as are first floor windows
of first build. One-bay third build, with similar windows, keyed in at ground
floor. Dogtooth bands and dentilled brick eaves cornice on second and third
builds. Roof has 3 transverse ridge brick chimneys and small domed louvre over
office entrance. Interior : second build contains well staircase with case
iron balustrade of elaborate meadow cranesbill motif: founder I and A Law Glasgow.
First build has board room first and second bays from right, first floor, containing
oak-panelled walls, decorative chimney piece framing painting of Hebburn shipyard
in 1883, low relief frieze showing ancient and mediaeval ships, and ceiling
of painted copper panels in simple geometric pattern. Historical note: the
shipyard was set up by Andrew Leslie in 1853; in 1886 his firm amalgamated with
Hawthorns, manufacturers of ships' engines as, well as railway engines, to form
Hawthorn Leslie. Listed mainly for historical interest.
Listing NGR: NZ3040465299
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Source: English Heritage
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