Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1025339

Date first listed: 19-Feb-1986



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District: North Tyneside (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: NZ 35418 72712


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NZ 37 SE 5/182

WHITLEY BAY PROMENADE (west side) Spanish City

GV II Theatre, and eight shops, converted to amusement arcade, bar and bingo hall, all shops now vacant.1908-10 by Cackett and Burns Dick for Whitley Pleasure Gardens Ltd; LG Mouchel engineers using Hennebique patent 'ferro-concrete' (reinforced concrete); bronze statues. Free Baroque style. 2-storey 3-bay main block flanked by 3-storey towers and single storey 4-bay wings. Central block: 7 wide steps to 3 double doors under bracketed keyed arch with deep panelled coffering. Either side single shops with bracketed fascias defined by pilasters with garland and wreath ornament. Above 9 windows divided by single pilasters and entablature into three groups with renewed windows. Tower doors have bracketed canopies under lunettes; 2 upper stages contain sash window in architrave and slit windows. Cornice. One-storey wings have pilasters defining 4 shop windows on either side plus wreaths to fascias. Central dome has colonnaded lantern and iron finial; drum has 12 round windows in projecting panels. Other roofs flat. Either side single simplified towers crowned by bronze statues of cymbal players. Door head in right tower and pilasters in right wing obscured by signs at time of survey.

INTERIOR: has circular entrance hall, originally two storey, now floored in at first floor level with coffered concrete dome above. This dome is 50 feet in diameter and has twelve oval windows with festoon swags. Ground floor now converted into amusement acade, has twelve columns. Former theatre now converted to Bingo Hall.

Listing NGR: NZ3539872722


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