Building record M18035 - Little Chef, Markham Moor


PETROL STATION (Mid-20th Century to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 71633 73855 (23m by 19m)
Map sheet SK77SW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish West Drayton, Bassetlaw


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Designed as a petrol station in the late 1950's. Converted 15 years ago [i.e. 1989] by Little Chef. The architect [was] Sam Scorer … who died aged 80 last March. Its curious design [is] a hyperbolic paraboloid or hypar. Scorer's much larger Lincoln county library, built as a car showroom in 1959 [is] listed. St John the Baptist church in Lincoln is another listed hypar design by Scorer. (1)
Planning history held at Bassetlaw District Council. 1958: Planning permission granted for the erection of a petrol filling station and showroom and [to] construct access. 1968: Planning permission granted for change of use from petrol filling station to restaurant and car park. (2)

<1> Guardian, 05/01/2004, Preservation bid for innovative 1950's motorway café (Article in serial). SNT1727.

<2> White J, 2004, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1728.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Article in serial: Guardian. 05/01/2004. Preservation bid for innovative 1950's motorway café.
  • <2> Personal comment: White J. 2004. Pers Comm.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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