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Captain Cook Inn

Picture source: John Yeadon

The Captain Cook Inn was situated at 11 Durham Street. In 1890 the publican was Thomas Craddy, my great great uncle. This pub closed in 2010. Notable for appearing in the third series of 'Auf Wiedersehen Pet', it served the people of Middlesbrough for more than 170 years.
Source: Maria Siddaway
This grade-II listed pub has been added to the “Top 10” list of endangered ‘at risk’ heritage buildings by the Victorian Society.
Kathryn Ludlow (October 2020)
Substantial repair works have now been completed by Middlesborough Council. A new tenant is now required in order to reopen.
Kathryn Ludlow (August 2022)

Listed building details:
Public house, dated 1893 in left gable, by Robert Moore (Middlesbrough) Smooth red brick, rendered returns and stucco dressings. Painted stone public house frontage. Slate roof. Jacobethan style with classical features. 2 storeys, 6 bays. Ground-floor bays defined by pilasters under fluted consoles. In 3rd bay, panelled double doors and overlight under 2 painted square panels, in panelled Ionic doorcase with enriched capitals and segmental shell hood on enriched scrolled brackets with grotesque masks. Renewed boarded double doors and overlight in vehicle entrance at right end.
Windows with moulded mullions and transoms and renewed glazing. Blind light in each bay carries advertisement. Painted brick plinth. Frieze and dentil cornice and late C20 lamp brackets between floors. Asymmetrical first floor has 5 slightly-projecting mullioned-and-transomed windows, with sashes and glazing bars, including oriel with quadrant angles and ogee oversailing,
flanked by engaged quasi-Ionic columns, at left end. Off-centre keyed oculus. Central late C20 brewery sign. Continous cornice. Pilaster strips flank 2 right end bays. Shaped gables, at ends, have pargeting with foliage-enriched strapwork, blocked windows and ball finials on stems. Low parapet, with corniced ramps at ends, runs between gables. Rendered end stacks.

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Name Dates Comments
Stuart Herron 1971/1975 I was a stock taker for Vaux breweries between 1971 and 1975; based at Borough Road , Middlesbrough. Knew many pubs.. Captain Cook, Robin Hood, Pennyman Arma, Eagle, Jovial Monk, Red and Yellow Rose, Ladle, Zealand, Alexandra, and more.