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Pair of Former Tram Shelters and Attached Railings Enclosing Centre of Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen

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Latitude: 53.6947 / 53°41'41"N

Longitude: -2.4674 / 2°28'2"W

OS Eastings: 369231

OS Northings: 422134

OS Grid: SD692221

Mapcode National: GBR CT6Q.L8

Mapcode Global: WH978.2D9D

Entry Name: Pair of Former Tram Shelters and Attached Railings Enclosing Centre of Square

Listing Date: 27 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072432

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184674

Location: Blackburn with Darwen, BB3

County: Blackburn with Darwen

Civil Parish: Darwen

Built-Up Area: Darwen

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Darwen St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


4/3 Pair of former tram shelters
and attached railings enclosing
- centre of square


Matching pair of tram shelters and public lavatories, dated 1902, now
closed. Ashlar with domed copper-clad roofs. South shelter regular
octagonal, north shelter octagonal but elongated to rear. Single storey,
in free baroque style; moulded stringcourse at impost level, moulded
cornice, balustraded parapet. The angles have square piers at the
lower level and stumpy Ionic colonnettes above, the cornice breaking
out over these in exaggerated form and carrying scrolled consoles to
short pillars with prominent caps and ball finials, between which run
balustrades with ramped ends. The 3 sides to the street all have large
round-headed openings, that on the inner side a door, others windows,
all crossed by the string course above which the heads, as lunettes, have
Gibbs surrounds and decorated extrados. On south side wall of south shelter
is an attached bronze plaque lettered in relief.

Iron railings to north, west and south sides of square appear contemporary
and have knobbed bars with stone piers with moulded cornices at intervals.

Listing NGR: SD6923122134

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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