Big interest in Hartlepool historic park lodge

The former park keeper's lodge in Ward Jackson Park
The former park keeper's lodge in Ward Jackson Park

Hartlepool council chiefs say they are pleased with the level of interest shown in taking on a former park keeper’s lodge.

Ward Jackson Park Lodge has not been used for a number of years and Hartlepool Borough Council is currently seeking expressions of interest from anyone keen to use the grade two listed building for commercial purposes.

It’s a very attractive building in a good, accessible location

Dale Clarke, Hartlepool council

The deadline for submissions is fast approaching and ends at noon on Friday, August 14.

The historic two-storey building, which is in the attractive Park Conservation Area, has two main rooms downstairs plus a hall, lobby, toilet and utility, and upstairs there are two rooms and a bathroom.

The detached property, on the corner of Elwick Road and Park Avenue, dates back to 1883.

It features original sandstone ashlar dressings, and has over 350 square metres of land which the council says could accommodate an extension subject to planning approval. Dale Clarke, the council’s Estates and Regeneration Manager, said: “We have had a number of enquiries about the lodge so far and are pleased with the level of interest.

“It’s a very attractive building in a good, accessible location and we are keen to see it brought back into appropriate use.

“If people are interested but haven’t yet come forward, they still have a few days left to do so and we look forward to hearing from them.”

For further details, call Hartlepool Council on 01429 523064, email fiona.bullen@hartlepool.gov.uk or craig.temple@hartlepool.gov.uk

Or visit www.hartlepool.gov.uk/propertysearch.