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Spanish City, Whitley Bay

Description: Spanish City

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 303431

OS Grid Reference: NZ3541872712
OS Grid Coordinates: 435418, 572712
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0477, -1.4472

Location: A193, North Tyneside NE26 1LX

Locality: Whitley Bay
County: North Tyneside
Country: England
Postcode: NE26 1LX

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Listing Text

NZ 37 SE
5/182 Spanish City
Theatre and amusement arcade. 1908-10 by Cackett and Burns Dick for Whitley
Pleasure Gardens Ltd; L.G. Mouchel engineers. Patent Hennebique 'ferro-
concrete' (reinforced concrete); bronze statues. Free Baroque style. 2-storey
3-bay main block flanked by 3-storey towers and one-storey 4-bay wings. Central
block: 7 wide steps to 3 double doors under bracketed keyed arch with deep
panelled soffit. Bracketed fascias to shops in outer bays defined by pilasters
with garland and wreath ornament; pilasters and entablature to first floor with
3 renewed windows. Tower doors have bracketed canopies under lunettes; 2 upper
stages contain sash window in architrave and slit windows. Cornice. One-storey
wings have pilasters defining bays and wreaths to fascia. Central dome has
colonnaded lantern and iron finial; drum has 12 round windows in projecting
panels. Other roofs flat. Towers crowned by bronze statues of cymbal players.
Door head in right tower and pilasters in right wing obscured by signs at
time of survey.

Listing NGR: NZ3539872722

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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