British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Old Theatre, Northallerton

Description: Old Theatre

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 November 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 332834

OS Grid Reference: SE3681293830
OS Grid Coordinates: 436812, 493830
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3387, -1.4353

Location: Alverton Lane, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL7 8PQ

Locality: Northallerton
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL7 8PQ

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Northallerton, North Yorkshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

SE 3693-3793
(west side, off)
7/40 Old Theatre
Theatre, now health spa. c1800 with later alterations. For Butler, Jefferson and
Co. Orange-red-brown brick in English garden wall bond, pantile roof. 2 storeys,
formerly with a cellar; 4 internal bays. West side: two first-floor 24-pane fixed-
light windows with inserted doorway on right and 2 inserted C20 windows on each
floor to left. Dentil eaves. Shaped kneelers, ashlar coping. Later additions
mask much of the east side, which was probably the front, with access from the High
Street. Northallerton was on the same provincial theatre circuit as Richmond, where
the theatre Royal, built by Samuel Butler in 1788, has almost identical dimensions.
The Northallerton theatre almost certainly had the same internal arrangements, of
the stage occupying almost half the volume, and the auditorium having pit, boxes
and gallery, all served by a single entrance with pay-box. The theatre was
discontinued in 1832, and was re-opened as a Primitive Methodist Chapel in 1834.
This continued until a new chapel, off the east side of the High Street, opened
in 1889.
Rev J L Saywell, The History and Annals of Northallerton (1885), pp 143, XV; VCH i,
p 420.

Listing NGR: SE3681293830

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.