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Spanish City

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025339

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303431

Location: North Tyneside, NE26

County: North Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: Whitley Bay

Built-Up Area: 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

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/04/2015

NZ 37 SE

PROMENADE (west side)
Spanish City

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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