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Greenbank Swimming Pool

A Grade II Listed Building in Street, Somerset

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390874

English Heritage Legacy ID: 491595

Location: Street, Mendip, Somerset, BA16

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Street

Built-Up Area: Street

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


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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