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Athenaeum the Athenaeum

A Grade II Listed Building in Headland and Harbour, Hartlepool

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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

Plus Code: 9C6WMQPV+GH

Entry Name: Athenaeum the Athenaeum

Listing Date: 17 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263433

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432347

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: Stranton

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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NZ 5132
(south side)
11/52 Nos. 17, 18 and 19
(The Athenaeum)


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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