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Gala Bingo Club

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7113 / 52°42'40"N

Longitude: -2.7511 / 2°45'3"W

OS Eastings: 349354

OS Northings: 312886

OS Grid: SJ493128

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.29DF

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.Q35T

Plus Code: 9C4VP66X+GH

Entry Name: Gala Bingo Club

Listing Date: 17 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271201

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455417

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Shrewsbury

Built-Up Area: Shrewsbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Shrewsbury St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


SHREWSBURY

SJ4912NW CASTLE GATES
653-1/11/788 (West side)
Gala Bingo Club

II

Bingo club, formerly Granada Cinema. 1937. By Cecil Masey with
interiors by Theodore Komisarjevsky. Brown brick and white
tile with stone dressings and parapeted roof. Classical style.
2 and 3 storeys. Narrow tall frontispiece has 4 giant
Corinthian columns in antis with pilasters either side all
supporting an entablature. Blank attic with elaborate crowning
cornice of acanthus leaves. 2-storey 4-window range of metal
windows within portico. Glazed double doors on ground floor.
INTERIOR: much original detailing survives. Foyer has
Corinthian pilasters and modillion cornice, balustrading to
balconies and engraved mirror tympana to arches. Auditorium
has Corinthian aedicule leading to stage, with large decorated
panels either side. These have balustrades surmounted by
elaborate pierced screens and pilasters in between decorated
with arabesques. Ceiling has shallow beam and coffering
decoration in circle. Curving balcony.


Listing NGR: SJ4935412886

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

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