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- Category: C
- Date Added: 21/03/2002
- Local Authority: North Lanarkshire
- Planning Authority: North Lanarkshire
- Burgh: Airdrie
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NS 76172 65550
- Coordinates: 276172, 665550
James Thomson, 1856. 2-storey, 5-bay, symmetrical, bowed corner former town market building. Painted ashlar sandstone. Pedimented parapet to central bay. Channelled pilasters. Base course, ground floor cornice below dividing band between floors, continuous cill course to upper storey, projecting cornice. Shouldered, moulded architraves to upper storey windows.
SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 5-bay bowed elevation, symmetrical. Broad entrance to ground centre bay, stone mullioned bipartite window over, terminating in blocked parapet, segmentally-arched pediment with free-standing Airdrie coat-of-arms above, flanked by twin-bracketed coped stacks. Regular fenestration to outer double bays.
SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 6-bay, regular fenestration. Crowstepped nepus gable to centre of 3-bay block to right, garage entrance to ground floor outer right.
NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: 5-bay, small square windows to upper storey.
NE (REAR) ELEVATION: obscured by abutting building.
Plate glass sash and case windows. Grey slates, lead flashing. Coped skews. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: largely refurbished as bingo hall and amusements arcade.
Statement of Special Interest
Built as corn exchange and market by renowned local architect James Thomson and converted for use as a theatre/hippodrome/cinema in 1908. Its pilastered and pedimented frontage on a prominent bowed corner site is of particular note and adds interest to the wider streetscape. Currently operating as a bingo hall (2009).
List description updated as part of theTheatres Thematic Study 2010
A Peden, THE MONKLANDS AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE, (Rutland Press, Edinburgh), 1992, p 12. G Thompson, AIRDRIE, A BRIEF HISTORICAL SKETCH, (The Jubilee Press, Airdrie), 1971.
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