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Wilton's Music Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whitechapel, London

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Latitude: 51.5106 / 51°30'38"N

Longitude: -0.0669 / 0°4'1"W

OS Eastings: 534241

OS Northings: 180851

OS Grid: TQ342808

Mapcode National: GBR YD.3N

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.S9G8

Plus Code: 9C3XGW6M+76

Entry Name: Wilton's Music Hall

Listing Date: 7 April 1971

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065173

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206024

ID on this website: 101065173

Location: Wapping, Tower Hamlets, London, E1

County: London

District: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: Whitechapel

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St George-in-the-East

Church of England Diocese: London

Tagged with: Theatre Charitable organisation Music venue

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(North Side)
Wilton's Music Hall
TQ 3480 22/753 7.4.71.
Mid C19 formerly the Albion Saloon. Music Hall from mid C19. Stock brick. 3
and 2 storeys, 9 windows, unbarred sashes with painted lintels. Entablature with
cornice above ground floor. Pilasters. Door has carved flanking pilasters with
bas relief of flowers and fruit. Interior with stage and surrounding balcony
(used for sailors originally whilst civilians sat in the pit) remains. Formerly
known as the Mahogany Bar as it was the first theatre to have wooden fittings.
Balcony has gilded leaves and floral decoration, and is supported on barley sugar
pillars. Proscenium arch has gilded ball moulding. Arcading to rear apsidal
wall, opposite stage. Tiered balcony floor and banded ceiling. Has also been
used as a chapel and as a seamans club. Grade II* for sociological interest and
for interior.

Wilton's Music Hall forms part of a group with the listed buildings and the road
surface of Wellclose Square.

Listing NGR: TQ3424180851

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