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Festival of Britain Bus Shelter

A Grade II Listed Building in Farmington, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8373 / 51°50'14"N

Longitude: -1.8096 / 1°48'34"W

OS Eastings: 413218

OS Northings: 215427

OS Grid: SP132154

Mapcode National: GBR 4QX.R9T

Mapcode Global: VHB27.L26V

Plus Code: 9C3WR5PR+W5

Entry Name: Festival of Britain Bus Shelter

Listing Date: 22 January 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392372

English Heritage Legacy ID: 503690

Location: Farmington, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL54

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Farmington

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Farmington St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Description

1863/0/10005

FARMINGTON
Festival of Britain Bus Shelter

22-JAN-08

II
Bus Shelter. 1951. Designed by Gerald J Green.

MATERIALS: coursed Cotswold rubble stone with ashlar quoins and a Cotswold stone slate roof

PLAN: octagonal
DESCRIPTION: octagonal bus shelter with a conical roof surmounted by a stone ball finial. There is a window to the west and east elevation. There is a small gable over the entrance with the inscription 'FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN 1951/ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF/FARMINGTON/WITH LOCAL MATERIALS'.

To the interior is a wooden bench attached to three sides of the bus shelter.

HISTORY: The Council for the Preservation of Rural England (CPRE) and the National Association of Parish Councils suggested that the building of bus stops would be an appropriate way for small parish councils to celebrate the Festival of Britain. The National Association of Parish Council's competition stipulated that the design of the bus shelters should be based 'on the use of local materials, so that the structures will fit harmoniously into the surrounding landscape'. Gerard J. Green's design for a bus shelter won the competition at Farmington and he was awarded £100. This was the first building designed by Green.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION: This bus shelter is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reason:
* A good example of a Festival of Britain bus shelter, well designed in a vernacular tradition and using good quality local materials

Reasons for Listing

This bus shelter is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reason:
* A good example of a Festival of Britain bus shelter, well designed in a vernacular tradition and using good quality local materials


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