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Garden Village Shopping Centre, Hull

Description: Garden Village Shopping Centre

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 November 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 387452

OS Grid Reference: TA1122930587
OS Grid Coordinates: 511229, 430587
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7598, -0.3143

Location: Beech Avenue, Hull, City of Kingston-upon-Hull HU8 8QA

Locality: Hull
County: Hull
Country: England
Postcode: HU8 8QA

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Listing Text


TA13SW BEECH AVENUE, Garden Village
680-1/5/414 (North East side)
12/11/73 Garden Village Shopping Centre
(Formerly Listed as:
BEECH AVENUE, Garden Village
The Shopping Centre)


Shopping centre, comprising shops, library and flats. 1909. By
Runton & Barry for the Garden Village (Hull) Ltd. Stucco and
brick, with red brick and ashlar dressings and plain tile
roofs with 8 corniced ridge stacks. Georgian Classical Revival
style. 2 storeys; 19x8 bays. E-plan around central green.
Main range has a projecting gabled central gateway topped with
a square domed clock tower. 2-storey round arch with brick
piers, quoins and spaced voussoirs, and at first floor level,
a balustraded walkway. Above the arch, a cartouche with a
On either side, a 2-storey range with a ground level colonnade
of Tuscan columns supporting a balustraded walkway. On the
first floor, an off-centre round-arched doorway and seven
12-pane sashes. Pilastered ground floor has, to left, a
central recess with door and windows, flanked by three 9-pane
sashes. To right, a shop front with glazed door flanked by
single shop windows. To its right, a small window, then a
half-glazed door and three 9-pane sashes, then another small
window. Beyond, a large window to the library.
Left and right wings also have colonnade and walkway. Each has
on the first floor a round-arched doorway flanked by three
12-pane sashes. Left side has three 9-pane sashes flanked by
single half-glazed doors, the left one with sidelights. To
left, a blocked window, then a door with sidelight. Right wing
has 3 large windows to the library and to their right, a door
with sidelight. All the doors have overlights.
Gabled pavilions at the outer ends of the wings have round
arches similar to the central gateway, with first floor
balustrade to the front and to the outer side arches. Below, 2
Tuscan columns in antis. On the first floor, a pair of 12-pane
sashes. Below, a shop window behind the colonnade.
Facing gables of the wings have a pair of 12-pane sashes above
and a 3-light shop window below, with stone mullions and
Rear elevations and returns have slightly projecting centre
and end gables. Regular fenestration with 12-pane sashes and
central pedimented doorcases. Gables have two 12-pane sashes
on each floor except left rear gable, which has a round-arched
recess to the ground floor.
This building was one of a number of public buildings erected
by the Garden Village (Hull) Ltd. as part of a development
designed by Runton & Barry and commissioned by the Reckitt
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: York and The East
Riding: Harmondsworth: 1972-: 282).

Listing NGR: TA1122930587

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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