Description: Spilsby Theatre
Date Listed: 3 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 196165
OS Grid Reference: TF3995666152
OS Grid Coordinates: 539956, 366152
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1741, 0.0925
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SPILSBY CHURCH STREET
TF 36 NE
2/50 Spilsby Theatre
(formerly listed as
3.2.67 Court House)
Former Sessions House and police station, now theatre. 1824, by
H. E. Kendall in Greek Doric style, altered later C19. Sandstone
ashlar with slate roofs, yellow brick to rear. Central courtroom
with subsidiary ranges in yellow brick with ashlar dressings to
either side. Tetrastyle giant portico with pediment, fluted
Doric columns, triglyph frieze. Tall central panelled double
doors with latticed overlight. Corner pilasters. To right a
single storey 2 bay range, glazing bar sashes having sandstone
architraves and parapet. To left a similar range but with C19
rectangular bay replacing one sash. The left hand elevation to
West End Road is a 2 storey block with plinth, first floor band
and corbelled eaves and has a flush 6 panel door with plain
overlight to right and 3 glazing bar sashes. To first floor are
4 similar windows. All openings have cambered brick heads with
keyblocks. Interior retains contemporary doors and cornices.
The Petty Sessions were formerly held here twice a week.
Listing NGR: TF3995666152
Source: English Heritage
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