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Description: Balmbra's Music Hall
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304501
OS Grid Reference: NZ2494864078
OS Grid Coordinates: 424948, 564078
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9707, -1.6118
NZ 2464 SE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE CLOTH MARKET
20/193 Nos. 6 and 8
(Balmbra's Music Hall)
Public house and music-hall. 1902 by A. Stockwell; originally the 'Carlton' P.H.
Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. 3 storeys and attic, 3 bays. Ground floor
has recessed entrance at right, curved window with slender pilasters at left.
Bracketed ground-floor entablature. Upper floors have narrow sashes in end bays,
paired sashes in centre, all in architraves; pediments above first-floor end
windows and end pilasters. Dentils to these and to central window cornice. Top
dentilled cornice breaks forward over panelled end pilasters. Similar short
pilasters with ball finials flank pedimented shaped gable containing keyed
roundel. False segmental broken pediment, with central ball finial, below
roundel. Steeply-pitched roof has corniced end chimneys. Historical note: this
building replaced the 'Wheatsheaf' P.H., which was owned by one Balmbra in the
mid C19 and was the setting for the first performance of the song 'The Blaydon
Races' in which it is mentioned.
Listing NGR: NZ2494864078
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Source: English Heritage
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