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King Albert Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in Kingston upon Hull, City of Kingston upon Hull

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Latitude: 53.7445 / 53°44'40"N

Longitude: -0.3425 / 0°20'32"W

OS Eastings: 509411

OS Northings: 428846

OS Grid: TA094288

Mapcode National: GBR GMP.83

Mapcode Global: WHGFR.Q43Q

Entry Name: King Albert Chambers

Listing Date: 21 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197719

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387627

Location: Kingston upon Hull, HU1

County: City of Kingston upon Hull

Electoral Ward/Division: Myton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Kingston upon Hull

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Hull Most Holy and Undivided Trinity

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


680-1/21/209 (South side)
King Albert Chambers


Offices and shops. Designed 1915 by T Beecroft Atkinson of
Hull, and completed 1923. Late C20 alterations. Red brick with
white faience tile dressings and plain tile roofs. Flemish
Renaissance Revival style. Rusticated pilasters, moulded main
cornice, modillion eaves. 3 storeys plus attics; 7-window
range. 3-storey rear range in similar style.
Central entrance bay has a 2-storey round-arched recess
containing a 2-storey semicircular oriel window with cross
casements with leaded glazing, and balustrade to the first
floor. On the first floor, on either side, a single cross
casement and beyond, a pair of similar windows. Above, similar
fenestration with 2-light round-arched plain sashes with
traceried heads and moulded round-arched surrounds. Below the
windows, moulded panels with lozenges.
Attic storey has a central through-eaves dormer behind a
balustrade, with an elaborate stepped gable supported by
volutes and topped with a segmental pediment. Single plain
sash with moulded round-arched tympanun and shaped keystone.
On either side, 2 plain sashes. Beyond, on either side, a very
large and elaborate stepped gable with volutes and obelisk
finials, topped with a pediment. Triple plain sash with
cornices and central segmental pediment.
Ground floor has a central moulded round-arched doorway with
keystone and lintel inscribed "King Albert Chambers". On
either side, 2 shop fronts, altered late C20, separated by
heavily rusticated pilasters carrying curved brackets to a
continuous fascia cornice.
Right return, to Little Queen Street, has similar
fenestration. First and second floors have 2 windows to left
and to right, an entrance bay defined by pilasters, with a
single window on each floor. Attic has 4 plain sashes. Ground
floor has a continuation of the main shop front, with a late
C20 shop window and corner doorway. To right, a moulded
round-arched double doorway with keystone and flanking
pilasters, divided by a central pier and transom.
To right again, a 3-storey range, 4 windows, in a simpler
style. 2 cross casements flanked by single 3-light cross
casements, and above, 6 plain sashes. Below, 2 altered 2-light
windows flanked by single round-arched moulded doorways with
keystones and relief panelled fanlights.

Listing NGR: TA0941128846

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

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