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Grandstand at Wellesley Recreation Ground

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380279

English Heritage Legacy ID: 480125

Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30

County: Norfolk

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

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Listing Text

839-1/5/10004 Grandstand at Wellesley Recreation
02-MAY-00 Ground


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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