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Latitude: 51.1272 / 51°7'37"N
Longitude: -2.7379 / 2°44'16"W
OS Eastings: 348461
OS Northings: 136695
OS Grid: ST484366
Mapcode National: GBR MJ.9B5W
Mapcode Global: VH8B3.HXGR
Plus Code: 9C3V47G6+VV
Entry Name: Greenbank Swimming Pool
Listing Date: 16 June 2004
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1390874
English Heritage Legacy ID: 491595
Location: Street, Mendip, Somerset, BA16
Civil Parish: Street
Built-Up Area: Street
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
1069/0/10003 WILFRID ROAD
16-JUN-04 Greenbank Swimming Pool
Swimming pool. 1936; by Bancroft Clark and Jack Stock for C. and J. Clark; a bequest of Alice Clark. Rendered reinforced concrete and concrete blockwork. Flat roof.
PLAN: Entrance block with integral kiosks either side of central entrance way through and with flanking screen walls to left and right; entrance way leads to flight of shallow steps down to semi-circular childrens' pool and adjoining rectangular main pool beyond, surrounded by terraces and dwarf walls.
International Modern style.
EXTERIOR: Single storey symmetrical entrance block with multi-pane metal frame kiosk windows either side of and splayed into wide central entrance, approached by a wide flight of steps; to left and right of windows there are carved stone tablets by Henry Parr, the left inscribed:-The Gift of Alice Clark to Street May 1937; the right a shallow carved relief bust of Alice Clark in a roundel with an inscription:- Alice Clark of Somerset, born Aug 1874, died May 1934; and above the entrance an inscription:- GREENBANK POOL in upper case lettering with serifs. Long flanking screen walls. At the rear the wide central entrance has a canopy and the south east screen has a stone clock face. Flight of steps down to shallow semi-circular childrens' pool and adjoining rectangular adults' pool, both in white painted concrete. In front of the entrance the wide flight of steps is flanked by late 1950s planting boxes by Oliver Hill and constructed in brick on end.
INTERIOR not inspected.
NOTE: The pools were heated from cooling water from the C. and J. Clark factory.
Greenbank Swimming Pool is a good example of a 1930s lido in the International Modern style and is one of a number of facilities in Street provided by the Clark family for their workers, including some fine workers' housing.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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