Not all shelters are created equal, did you know the five Promenade Shelters between the North Pier to Cocker Square are not currently listed by Historic England as Grade II protected?
The shelters are of cast iron, with wooden side screens and partitions, and lead-covered roofs. Each is square in plan with slim iron columns at the corners. They each have four ornamental brackets in open arabesque pattern, supporting a pavilion-shaped roof, swept out and emphatically ribbed, with blind bullseye dormer windows protruding on each side. A depressed ogee cap rests on the apex.
There are also six Grade II-listed promenade shelters (in three pairs), opposite Trafalgar Street, Wellington Street and Alexandra Street. They have protected residents and visitors from the elements since 1904.
Five pairs were originally erected, at a cost of £200 per pair, along with one larger shelter south of Victoria (South) Pier. Additional shelters were then added and a total of 11 pairs were in place by 1905.
Please show your support by joining the Blackpool Civic Trust - thank you.
You can help support Blackpool Civic Trust who are experts in the renovation of the shelters (and many other historic buildings in Blackpool), by joining the Trust - £10 individual member. £30 corporate member. Join in January 2019 and receive 15 months membership!
Next meeting Monday 18th March 2019 at Blackpool Town Hall 7:00pm (non-members welcome)!