Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 32368 39895
332368, 839895


Dated 1879. E facing 2-storey and attic, 3-bay shop and house. Rubble, contrasting painted ashlar dressings. Centre slightly advanced and pedimented bay with wide segmental headed, keystoned entrance infilled with glazed doors. Giant pilasters flank centre bay channelled in ground floor and panelled in 2nd. Original shop windows in ground floor much altered by varied modern glazing.

Centre 1st floor pedimented window flanked by bipartites in outer bays with bracketted cills. 2 canted dormers; 2-pane glazing to upper fenestration.

Rusticated long short angle detailing; original decorative cast-iron rhones, cast-iron finials and weathervane; decorative cast-iron ridge brattishing. Coped end stacks; slate roof.

Rubble return elevation to S.

Plain harled rear cinema (former town hall) with circa 1930 brick lean-to projection house.

INTERIOR: plain hall, 1930s seating.

Statement of Special Interest

The former Town Hall of 1879 was converted into the Church Street Picture House around 1930. The fully equipped projection house with 2 projectors, splicer, shelving (all 1930s) is a rare survival. Upgraded from Category C(S) to B (9.11.87)

References and Notes updated as part of the Cinemas Thematic Study 2007-08.



Further information from CTA website: (accessed 18.01.08)

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