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Wilton's Music Hall, Tower Hamlets

Description: Wilton's Music Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 April 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 206024

OS Grid Reference: TQ3424180851
OS Grid Coordinates: 534241, 180851
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5106, -0.0669

Location: Wellclose Square, Poplar, Greater London E1 8JG

Locality: Tower Hamlets
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E1 8JG

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Wilton's Music Hall
TQ 3480 22/753 7.4.71.
Mid C19 formerly the Albion Saloon. Music Hall from mid C19. Stock brick. 3
and 2 storeys, 9 windows, unbarred sashes with painted lintels. Entablature with
cornice above ground floor. Pilasters. Door has carved flanking pilasters with
bas relief of flowers and fruit. Interior with stage and surrounding balcony
(used for sailors originally whilst civilians sat in the pit) remains. Formerly
known as the Mahogany Bar as it was the first theatre to have wooden fittings.
Balcony has gilded leaves and floral decoration, and is supported on barley sugar
pillars. Proscenium arch has gilded ball moulding. Arcading to rear apsidal
wall, opposite stage. Tiered balcony floor and banded ceiling. Has also been
used as a chapel and as a seamans club. Grade II* for sociological interest and
for interior.

Wilton's Music Hall forms part of a group with the listed buildings and the road
surface of Wellclose Square.

Listing NGR: TQ3424180851

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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