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Sparks' Daylight Bakery

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree, Stockton-on-Tees

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Latitude: 54.5746 / 54°34'28"N

Longitude: -1.3366 / 1°20'11"W

OS Eastings: 442983

OS Northings: 520138

OS Grid: NZ429201

Mapcode National: GBR MH3J.FW

Mapcode Global: WHD6Y.F8RV

Entry Name: Sparks' Daylight Bakery

Listing Date: 30 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139857

English Heritage Legacy ID: 59666

Location: Stockton-on-Tees, TS19

County: Stockton-on-Tees

Electoral Ward/Division: Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree

Built-Up Area: Stockton-on-Tees

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Stockton-onTees St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 42 SW
6/731 Sparks' Daylight
Bakery and front office building. 1938 by Kitching & Co. of Middlesborough
for Ralph Spark & Sons. Cream and green glazed tiles; flat roof not visible.
2 storeys. Long building with 11 close-set windows at either side of
a recessed entrance tower. Double door, with small glazed panels, framed
in 2 pairs of half-round green-tiled pilasters continuing up to and projecting
above the roofline. Above door 2 flat strips which become similar pilasters
above a flat balcony which links the 2 sides of the building; they form
the mull ions of a 3-light first-floor window and rise to second-floor
level. Above these the figures and pointers of a round clock are set
into the ceramic wall face; fluted stepped-in parapet above. Above the
door a projecting flat black-tiled hood, with metal borders and glass
brick in the roof, on long sloped brackets. Windows in side sections are
divided by half-round pilasters and have continuous green drip courses
and projecting cills. Inner quadrant angles have curved windows with original
horizontal barred metal glazing. Central windows also original, but
others replaced by modern casements. The outer windows are narrower,
to emphasize the solid corners of the building. Curved black-tiled plant Curved, black-tiled plant
boxes flank the entrance steps; and the black tile is continued as a plinth.
Green coping to parapet fronts of side sections. 4-window similar left
return retains 2 original first-floor windows, and has 7 ground-floor
recesses,some with inserted windows. Working part of bakery appears behind:
first 5 set-back loading bays, partly fronted in yellow brick (tiles perhaps
lost). Beyond a narrow entrance bay is bakery of 1 storey and attic in
original materials with parapet, green bands framing openings, and pilasters
framing entrance. Behind this a 2-storey blank section and beyond it
a tall tower chimney with angle buttresses, stepped and fluted frieze
and blank top coping. Only right return of office section visible; rest
concealed behind later additions. Interior: hardwood floors throughout
and good-quality veneered doors and doorframes. General manager's office
has high dado veneered in burr maple striped with rosewood. Flanking
offices for Secretary and Accountant have similar dados, but plainer wood.
Whole building heated by ducted hot air from bakery.

Listing NGR: NZ4403720004

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

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