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Description: Beverley Road Swimming Centre
Date Listed: 4 July 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 387461
OS Grid Reference: TA0896330475
OS Grid Coordinates: 508963, 430475
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7592, -0.3487
KINGSTON UPON HULL
TA0830 BEVERLEY ROAD
680-1/14/54 (East side)
04/07/90 Beverley Road Swimming Centre
Swimming baths. 1903-05. Designed by AE White, City Engineer.
Red brick with ashlar dressings and copper and slate roofs
with 2 coped ridge stacks. Chamfered ashlar plinth, sill bands
and moulded cornice.
Main front has a central square tower, 3 stages, topped with
an octagonal cupola with angle scroll brackets and a copper
dome with iron weather vane. On the first floor a tall canted
bay window with ashlar surround and arched hood. Above it a
small circular window under a deep eaves cornice which arches
over the window. Below, steps to the main doorway, with Ionic
columns supporting an open pediment, and panelled double
To the right, a gabled block, 2 storeys, with ashlar flanking
buttresses and gable topped with a pediment. 7 small windows
with short Ionic pilasters between them, and above, a Venetian
window. Beyond, on either side, a slightly recessed bay topped
with a segmental pediment, with steps to round-arched ashlar
doorway with panelled doors and overlight.
To the left, a block, 2 storeys plus attics; 5-window range.
Central shallow canted bay window flanked by single wider bay
windows, and beyond, single narrow windows. Above again, 2
pedimented dormers with scroll brackets. Below, to left, an
entrance with glazed double doors. To its right, a narrow bay
window, then a wider bay window and finally a narrow window.
At the left corner, a single bay, 2 storeys, topped with an
octagonal cupola with copper dome.
Left return, to Epworth Street, has 2 facing gables with
segmental pediments, and 3 doorways, all with prominent ashlar
surrounds with segmental hoods on brackets. Various windows,
also with ashlar surrounds. At the rear, a tall panelled
chimney stack, formerly with a decorative cap.
INTERIOR has sumptuous entrance hall and foyer with extremely
fine quality Art Nouveau tiling, which extends to the
corridors and baths. Individual bath cubicles retain all their
tiling and original baths. 2 swimming baths also survive, with
their original roofs, balconies and tiling.
Listing NGR: TA0896330475
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Source: English Heritage
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