Description: Singing Theatre
Date Listed: 24 July 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 320434
OS Grid Reference: ST9427416931
OS Grid Coordinates: 394274, 116931
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9518, -2.0829
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ST 91 NW LARMER GROUNDS
8/10001 Singing Theatre
Theatre. Completed 1895. Timber frame clad in matchboarding with
galvanised sheet roof. Classical Roman plan with 3 doors onto
proscenium from the rear. Exedra in classical style. One storey. Semi-
circular proscenium arch with moulded imposts and extrados to stage,
which has painting of classical ruins to backcloth (different from
that shown in photograph of 1900): this arch is framed by fluted
Corinthian pilasters rising to entablature. One of a series of
structures erected from c1880 at Larmer Grounds for General Pitt
Rivers, and central to the famous archaeologist's belief that
education should be linked to entertainment.
Listing NGR: ST9427416931
Source: English Heritage
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