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The Riverside Inn, Thistle Green

The front, facing out onto Thistle Green, towards the north end is a relatively modern extension, built in the latter half of the 20th century, whereas the back, facing out into the grave yard of Stockton Parish Church is much older, and potentially has roots dating back into the 18th and early 19th century.

The east, south and the extension of the north facing sides have all been rendered and painted white with the exception of the façade faces which are black and green. The west-facing elevation, onto the churchyard remains unrendered and filled with historical detail of its construction and subsequent renovations. To the front, facing out into Thistle Green, from left the ground floor had three large panes, separated by a thin wood frame and further separate large pane all within a modern black-painted wood façade. There is then a large horizontal, rectangular casement window with black-painted concrete sill.

There is one single entrance in the older building and two double entrances and a single entrance within the newer single storey extension; one of which is a converted garage entrance. The first floor has three large vertical sash windows in the old building with large arched concrete lintels and sills, all black-painted. The north-facing elevation comprises the rendered modern extension to the east end and the demolished remains of a single storey ancillary building projecting off the northern end of the rear buildings. There are no windows and a single entrance, now boarded up.

The south-facing elevation on the ground floor has five large panes with arched frames within the modern wood façade of the same design as the front. The first floor has three large vertical sash windows in the old building with large arched concrete lintels and sills, all black-painted. There are also three skylights within the public house roof building. The west-facing elevation, known in the records as the rear elevation, is a combination of two adjoining buildings; the southernmost being two storeys and the northernmost a single storey building. All windows have been brick-filled except for a small window on the single storey building which has been used until recently and boarded with wood.

The two storey building had three windows on each floor which were large rectangular in shape. Single brink voussoirs and brick sills remains for each. The single storey building had two square windows immediately beneath the eaves, boarded up, and four small horizontal, rectangular windows which were modern inserts and are now brick-filled. Where one of the small windows has been inserted, between the single and two storey buildings there was a large double entrance which has long been filled in. However, a long wooden lintel beam is still visible. There is also a projecting brick eaves course along the single storey building. The roofs of both buildings are pantile and gable with a single square chimney stack with a single pot within the single storey building. It is also noteworthy that there is a column of weather-worn sandstone quoins halfway down the northern-west edge of the single storey building. This is presumably a remnant of another now demolished ancillary building to the north.

Period 19th Century
Listed Status Not Listed
Within Stockton Town Centre Conservation Area Yes
Original Building Use Leisure/Entertainment
( Public house )
Current Building Use Leisure/Entertainment
Date of Survey Fri, 21 Sep 2012
Relationship to Adjoining Buildings



1 Thistle Green Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1EQ

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