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21, Market Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0483 / 54°2'54"N

Longitude: -2.8008 / 2°48'2"W

OS Eastings: 347663

OS Northings: 461672

OS Grid: SD476616

Mapcode National: GBR 8PWM.FJ

Mapcode Global: WH846.YHFT

Entry Name: 21, Market Street

Listing Date: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1211244

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383190

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Mary with St John and St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1685-1/7/156 (South side)


Cinema and cafe, now shop. c1918, converted c1985.
Steel-framed with grey terracotta facade. Baroque Revival
style. Deep rectangular plan.
3 storeys and 3 bays. The entrance and shop windows on the
ground floor are deeply recessed behind 4 Tuscan columns, of
which the outer 2 are engaged; above each column, on the
architrave, is a small cartouche. The first and second floors
are articulated by 4 rusticated pilasters, with lion masks
near their bases, which carry a modillion cornice and blocking
course. The windows are paired in the central bay and single
in the outer bays; they are sashed and have stained glass. On
the first floor they have moulded architraves with tall
keystones. On the second floor they have plain reveals; the
outer ones have a tall keystone, but the central one has a
triple keystone and is shorter, since its sill is placed above
a tall apron which is decorated by a swagged cartouche. The
top of the right-hand side wall retains traces of a painted
sign which reads: 'PICTURES', 'CAFE'. The facade makes an
important contribution to the streetscape.
HISTORY: built as the Palladium Cinema, and now the oldest
surviving purpose-built cinema building in the town.

Listing NGR: SD4766361672

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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