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The Hippodrome

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6028 / 52°36'10"N

Longitude: 1.7354 / 1°44'7"E

OS Eastings: 653035

OS Northings: 307113

OS Grid: TG530071

Mapcode National: GBR YQZ.TTZ

Mapcode Global: WHNVZ.MTLZ

Entry Name: The Hippodrome

Listing Date: 8 December 1978

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245922

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468609

Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30

County: Norfolk

District: Great Yarmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Nelson

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Great Yarmouth

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Great Yarmouth

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


GREAT YARMOUTH

TG5307SW ST GEORGE'S ROAD
839-1/17/184 (West side)
08/12/78 The Hippodrome

II*

Circus. Purpose built in 1903 by RS Cockrill. Concrete, faced
with brick and with terracotta tiling to the east facade. Roof
clad with late C20 composition decking. Slightly curved facade
in 3 wide bays. Each bay has a wide semicircular arch over a
central entrance and, right and left, timber and tiled booking
office fascias. Flanking each bay are square towers, those to
the extreme corners with arched rusticated bases, the centre
pair each on an arch carried by a pair of entactic columns
with stylised spear-head foliage capitals. Art Nouveau relief
foliage patterns in the arch side panels. The side towers rise
to a flat roof with a segmental parapet over a cornice. The
centre towers develop upper angle vanes rising into a circular
drum with square openings under rusticated arches. The drum
above with relief mouldings of Art Nouveau foliage patterns.
Each centre tower finished with a shallow dome. The main
cornice has a frieze of carved owls. Segmental arch between
centre towers.
INTERIOR: central circus survives and is only one of three in
the world which converts into a pool. Seating and balconies
renewed. Also important as one of only 2 surviving circus
buildings in England (cf. The Tower, Blackpool).

Listing NGR: TG5303507113

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

Description


GREAT YARMOUTH

TG5307SW ST GEORGE'S ROAD
839-1/17/184 (West side)
08/12/78 The Hippodrome

II*

Circus. Purpose built in 1903 by RS Cockrill. Concrete, faced
with brick and with terracotta tiling to the east facade. Roof
clad with late C20 composition decking. Slightly curved facade
in 3 wide bays. Each bay has a wide semicircular arch over a
central entrance and, right and left, timber and tiled booking
office fascias. Flanking each bay are square towers, those to
the extreme corners with arched rusticated bases, the centre
pair each on an arch carried by a pair of entactic columns
with stylised spear-head foliage capitals. Art Nouveau relief
foliage patterns in the arch side panels. The side towers rise
to a flat roof with a segmental parapet over a cornice. The
centre towers develop upper angle vanes rising into a circular
drum with square openings under rusticated arches. The drum
above with relief mouldings of Art Nouveau foliage patterns.
Each centre tower finished with a shallow dome. The main
cornice has a frieze of carved owls. Segmental arch between
centre towers.
INTERIOR: central circus survives and is only one of three in
the world which converts into a pool. Seating and balconies
renewed. Also important as one of only 2 surviving circus
buildings in England (cf. The Tower, Blackpool).

Listing NGR: TG5303507113

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