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Description: Bus Station and Beach Shelter
Date Listed: 17 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 433133
OS Grid Reference: NZ5263729542
OS Grid Coordinates: 452637, 529542
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6582, -1.1856
SEATON CAREW THE FRONT
NZ 52 114
7/143 Bus Station and beach
Bus station and beach shelter, mid 1930's. Rendered brick and reinforced
concrete, all painted, with flat reinforced concrete and asphalt roofs. Art
Deco style; symmetrical plan. Central clock tower projects from adjoining
single-storey utility building flanked by staircases and landings linked to
and giving access to roof of rear rectangular-plan shelter overlooking the
sea. Single-storey concave-plan passenger shelters, to left and right of
clock tower, form a crescent facing The Front, whilst the clock tower,
utility block and beach shelter form a 'T' plan. Clock tower is a simple
square shaft on a panelled pedestal; each of the shaft sides has a single
tall, round-headed panel with clock face above a large reeded corbel. The
doorways to the utility building have flat surrounds. The beach shelter
comprises a rectangular-plan deck or roof on 6 rows of eleven chamfered
square piers with coved capitals; continuous moulded cornice below
balustrading of deck. Screen walls, between the internal piers, form seating
bays. The staircases and decks of the utility block and beach shelter have
steel geometric-pattern balustrades with end and intermediate fluted piers
on moulded corbels. Passenger shelters are open-fronted with 4 circular
shafts and responds and slightly projecting convex-plan end pavilions. Deep
eaves cornice and shallow parapet. Timber seating fixed to rear walls.
Listing NGR: NZ5263729542
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Source: English Heritage
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