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Old Cockpit Theatre to West of Crown Hotel in High Street, Bridgnorth

Description: Old Cockpit Theatre to West of Crown Hotel in High Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 February 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 254341

OS Grid Reference: SO7152893216
OS Grid Coordinates: 371528, 293216
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5361, -2.4212

Location: Whitburn Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4AJ

Locality: Bridgnorth
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: WV16 4AJ

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Listing Text


Old cockpit theatre
to west of Crown Hotel
in High Street
SO 79 SW 2/2


Circa 1811. A square single-storeyed building of brick with tiled pyramidal
roof and wood ball finial. Used as a cockpit and theatre until mid C19
when converted to a coach house and provided with a new front brick wall
incorporating 2 arched doorways with cambered heads and a gabled sack
hoist. Interior, now used as a garage, has brick floor and wooden stairs
in brick enclosure giving access to roof space. Loft has boarded floor,
which may originally have been a peripheral gallery, carried on a lattice
of beams which support the fine roof structure consisting of a massive
king post and radial struts supporting the principal and hip rafters.

Listing NGR: SO7152893216

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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