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Old Customs House and Adjoining Wings

A Grade II Listed Building in Headland and Harbour, Hartlepool

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Latitude: 54.6884 / 54°41'18"N

Longitude: -1.2036 / 1°12'12"W

OS Eastings: 451436

OS Northings: 532890

OS Grid: NZ514328

Mapcode National: GBR NG17.63

Mapcode Global: WHD6F.HF23

Plus Code: 9C6WMQQW+9H

Entry Name: Old Customs House and Adjoining Wings

Listing Date: 17 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433123

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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NZ 5132
11/133 Old Customs House, and
adjoining wings.


Ship Hotel, c.1844, converted to Customs House 1880, and commercial use
1911; slightly later wings. Cream Pease brick with painted stone dressings
and Welsh slate roofs. 3 storeys, 5-bay ground floor, 3-bay upper floors,
framed by giant clasping pilasters and pedimented gable. Central 4-panelled
double doors and overlight with margin lights and glazing bars, under porch
of 2 square columns and entablature. Pilasters between ground-floor sash
windows; glazing bars missing from lower parts of sashes in left-hand bays.
Sashes with glazing bars to first floor, the centre window flanked by
pilasters. Late C20 glazing to 2nd-floor windows, over plain recessed
aprons. All windows have sills and lintels continued as bands. 4 slightly
projecting tall lateral stacks, to left and right returns. Slightly setback
2-storey, single-bay wings to left and right, that to left being taller.
Both have clasping pilasters, sash windows with glazing bars, altered on
ground floor, and hipped roofs. Left-hand wing has continuous timber eaves
fascia and paired brackets to gutters; its 6-bay return has sash windows
with glazing bars, and a similar doorway and porch. Right-hand wing has 5-
bay return with similar doorway, porch and sash windows. Mid/late C20 red
brick extensions to rear are not of interest. Disused at time of survey.

Listing NGR: NZ5143632890

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