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Latitude: 55.0477 / 55°2'51"N
Longitude: -1.4472 / 1°26'49"W
OS Eastings: 435418
OS Northings: 572713
OS Grid: NZ354727
Mapcode National: GBR LBB2.HC
Mapcode Global: WHD4K.RD17
Entry Name: Spanish City
Listing Date: 19 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1025339
English Heritage Legacy ID: 303431
Location: North Tyneside, NE26
County: North Tyneside
Metropolitan District Ward: Whitley Bay
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Tynemouth St Paul, Cullercoats
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/04/2015
NZ 37 SE
PROMENADE (west side)
Theatre, and eight shops, converted to amusement arcade, bar and bingo hall, all shops now vacant.1908-10 by Cackett and Burns Dick for Whitley Pleasure Gardens Ltd; LG Mouchel engineers using Hennebique patent 'ferro-concrete' (reinforced concrete); bronze statues. Free Baroque style. 2-storey 3-bay main block flanked by 3-storey towers and single storey 4-bay wings. Central block: 7 wide steps to 3 double doors under bracketed keyed arch with deep panelled coffering. Either side single shops with bracketed fascias defined by pilasters with garland and wreath ornament. Above 9 windows divided by single pilasters and entablature into three groups with 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 4 shop windows on either side plus wreaths to fascias. Central dome has colonnaded lantern and iron finial; drum has 12 round windows in projecting panels. Other roofs flat. Either side single simplified 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.
INTERIOR: has circular entrance hall, originally two storey, now floored in at first floor level with coffered concrete dome above. This dome is 50 feet in diameter and has twelve oval windows with festoon swags. Ground floor now converted into amusement acade, has twelve columns. Former theatre now converted to Bingo Hall.
Listing NGR: NZ3539872722
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