Former Mecca Bingo, 161-169, Essex Road N1 - Islington

Built as the Carlton Cinema in 1930 by George Coles, previously a bingo hall and now used as a place of worship by Resurrection Manifestations. The building has coloured faience to the front, the rest being of yellow brick with a slate roof. The façade is in Egyptian style. The church has temporary consent for use of the building and for division of the main auditorium. Some repairs and restoration have been carried out, but there is evidence of damage to the faience tiles. Proposals for repair and re-use are being explored, in discussion with the Local Authority and Historic England.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    MECCA BINGO
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1292870
    Local Planning Authority:
    Islington
    Site Type:
    Recreational > Music speech and dance venue

Location

    Building Name:
    Former Mecca Bingo
    Street Number:
    161-169
    Street Name:
    Essex Road
    County:
    Greater London
    District / Borough:
    Islington
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Islington South and Finsbury
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade II*

Contact Details

Ian Harper 02079733786