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London Country Bus Services Limited Bus Garage with Attached Service Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Reigate, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2344 / 51°14'3"N

Longitude: -0.2022 / 0°12'7"W

OS Eastings: 525611

OS Northings: 149896

OS Grid: TQ256498

Mapcode National: GBR JJ0.HPQ

Mapcode Global: VHGS9.F7ZJ

Entry Name: London Country Bus Services Limited Bus Garage with Attached Service Block

Listing Date: 23 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1377987

English Heritage Legacy ID: 289466

Location: Reigate and Banstead, Surrey, RH2

County: Surrey

District: Reigate and Banstead

Town: Reigate and Banstead

Electoral Ward/Division: Reigate Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Reigate

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Reigate

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

TQ 2549 NE

Lesbourne Road
(North Side)
London Country Bus Services Limited: bus garage with attached service block


Bus Station garage and attached service block. 1931-2. For East Surrey Traction
Company ("Bell Street", p.114). Red-brown brick in English bond, rear of garage
rendered and with applied timber-framing; plain tile roof to garage, corrugated
felted roof to service block. Large, single-storey garage, roughly triangular on plan
with lower, single-storey, rectangular service block projecting forward from right end.
Small-pane windows.

Garage: 2 wide bus entrances with folding topglazed board garage doors; between
them a full-height, transomed window in hipped roofed projection; similar window
to canted left-end bay; roof hipped at left end, with apex taller than ridge of
main roof giving effect of pyramidal roof. At right end, narrow bay at right angles
with full-height, transomed, 2-light window links garage to service block.

Service block: 2 bay forecourt elevation has, on left, full-height, transomed,
2-light windows, central one with door; on right, full-height square-headed opening,
top part bricked-in, lower part with modern door and windows under canopy; parapet
with offset, soldier-brick coping below waney-edged-weather-boarded gable. Lesbourne
Road elevation: left-end bay, with parapet returned, has 3 tall windows in square-headed
recess; 6 lower bays to right have concrete lintel band over wide windows, right
one full-height, and soldier-brick coping; roof hipped at right end.

Rear of garage: brick plinth; taller gabled bays towards either end with braced
close-studding framing tall triple windows; rest of range has 3-light windows set
below eaves.

Interior of garage: wide-spanning, complex-strutted steel roof trusses; continuous
sky-lights providing good top-lighting.

This bus garage superseded that on Bell Street increasing the capacity of
the Reigate garage to 170 vehicles ("Bell Street", p.114).

"Bell Street", East Surrey (1974)

Listing NGR: TQ2561149896

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