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Latitude: 52.6126 / 52°36'45"N
Longitude: 1.7372 / 1°44'13"E
OS Eastings: 653098
OS Northings: 308202
OS Grid: TG530082
Mapcode National: GBR YQZ.800
Mapcode Global: WHNVZ.NLFH
Entry Name: Grandstand at Wellesley Recreation Ground
Listing Date: 2 May 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1380279
English Heritage Legacy ID: 480125
Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30
District: Great Yarmouth
Town: Great Yarmouth
Electoral Ward/Division: Central and Northgate
Built-Up Area: Great Yarmouth
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: Great Yarmouth
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
TG5208 WELLESLEY ROAD
839-1/5/10004 Grandstand at Wellesley Recreation
Football grandstand. 1890-1 by J.W. Cockrill, the Borough Engineer. Brick ground floor with timber superstructure; asbestos clad roof of 1953.
EXTERIOR: west elevation of 12 bays of canopy above brick ground floor. Ground floor with central brick and concrete steps flanked by one canted bay window right and left, each bay with half-glazed double doors and 3-paned fixed windows. 9 cast-iron windows at intervals, those either side of south canted bay circular (the south one boarded over), the remainder oval. Brickwork with square billet ornament at top.
Superstructure in form of open grandstand with raking terrace platform. 12 open bays defined by square timber posts with feathered chamfers, and with moulded capitals and stopped bases. Each post with passing brace to east, and 3 scrolled braces to other directions. Scalloped and pierced fasia board. Central gable with elliptical insert with decoratively pierced tympanum. Clock of 1896 by E. Green of Yarmouth.
North and south returns with double timber doors to ground floor under 5-vaned fanlights and 2 segmental openings above, those to the west open, to the east with timber panelling below 5-vaned fanlights. Gable heads each with decoratively pierced semi-elliptical boarding.
Rear (east) elevation consists of 12 bays of twin round-headed lancets with flat buttresses between each pair. Common stringcourse. Grandstand stage with braced timber panels.
INTERIOR: grandstand with roof of 13 king-post trusses and diagonal horizontal braces between the posts.
Ground floor with timber-lined changing rooms, showers and toilets. Longitudinal passage running between doors in gable ends, on the west side of which are cast-iron columns.
HISTORY: possibly the earliest football grandstand surviving in England.
Forms a group with the Tennis Pavilion (qv) and Ticket Office(qv).
Listing NGR: TG5309808202
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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