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Cleveland College of Art and Design, Former Municipal Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Headland and Harbour, Hartlepool

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Latitude: 54.6856 / 54°41'8"N

Longitude: -1.2105 / 1°12'37"W

OS Eastings: 450993

OS Northings: 532574

OS Grid: NZ509325

Mapcode National: GBR MGZ8.Q3

Mapcode Global: WHD6F.CHS8

Plus Code: 9C6WMQPQ+7Q

Entry Name: Cleveland College of Art and Design, Former Municipal Buildings

Listing Date: 4 February 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250113

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432345

Location: Headland and Harbour, Hartlepool, TS24

County: Hartlepool

Electoral Ward/Division: Headland and Harbour

Built-Up Area: Hartlepool

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Hartlepool St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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CHURCH SQUARE (west side),
Cleveland College of Art and Design, Former Municipal Buildings

(Formerly listed as Municipal Buildings)



Municipal Buildings, 1886-89, by R. Knill Freeman (Manchester). Smooth red brick with ornamental terracotta dressings and plain clay tiled roofs. Northern Renaissance style. 2 storeys, 7 bays. 6-panelled double doors and fanlight with glazing bars to 5th bay, under 3-centred opening and canopy/balcony on consoles. Mullioned ground-floor windows with glazing bars to upper lights. Cross windows on first floor are separated by simple ½ - lozenge pilasters continued through parapet to diminutive ball and urn finials. Each window is set behind a 3-centred arched opening with moulded ornamentation to head. Shaped gables, those to front, between bays 1 and 2, & bays 6 & 7, lacking uppermost parts; all carry plaques of achievements of arms. Dentil cornices at first-floor sill level and at eaves. Banded ground floor; quoins to first floor. Lower 2-storey wings to rear and left, slightly later but in same manner. Internal features include stone staircase with terracotta balusters and oak handrail; and coved and panelled ceiling to first-floor council chamber. Disused at time of survey.

Listing NGR: NZ5099332574

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