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Latitude: 54.6863 / 54°41'10"N
Longitude: -1.206 / 1°12'21"W
OS Eastings: 451283
OS Northings: 532653
OS Grid: NZ512326
Mapcode National: GBR NG07.PV
Mapcode Global: WHD6F.FGYR
Entry Name: Athenaeum the Athenaeum
Listing Date: 17 December 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1263433
English Heritage Legacy ID: 432347
Location: Hartlepool, TS24
Electoral Ward/Division: Headland and Harbour
Built-Up Area: Hartlepool
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Stranton
Church of England Diocese: Durham
HARTLEPOOL CHURCH STREET
11/52 Nos. 17, 18 and 19
Literary and Mechanics' Institute, now a private club on first floor and
shop units below. 1851 on plaque to right of doorway, by R.H. Robson (Land
Agent to West Hartlepool Dock Co.). Limestone ashlar with sandstone
dressings; hipped mid C20 concrete tiled roof and 3 truncated stacks.
Plain classical style. 2 storeys and basement; occupying corner site.
Principal front to Church Street, of 5 bays defined by quasi Tuscan
pilasters : obscured on ground floor by late C19 to mid C20 shop fronts,
except for doorway to 4th bay having moulded round arch on engaged
quasi Tuscan columns, deeply recessed 6-panelled double doors, fanlight with
glazing bars, and panelled reveals. 2nd bay is narrower and blank, 5th is
wider having 2 windows. All windows are altered within original openings.
Frieze, modillion cornice and shallow parapet. Late C19 flat-roofed full
dormer above 5th bay. Left return (facing Lynn Street) of 8 symmetrical
bays in similar manner to front. Ground floor largely disused at time of
Listing NGR: NZ5128332653
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