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Balmbra's Music Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9707 / 54°58'14"N

Longitude: -1.6118 / 1°36'42"W

OS Eastings: 424948

OS Northings: 564079

OS Grid: NZ249640

Mapcode National: GBR SPJ.D3

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.6BQ7

Plus Code: 9C6WX9CQ+77

Entry Name: Balmbra's Music Hall

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320266

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304501

Also known as: 6 and 8 Cloth Market

ID on this website: 101320266

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: St Nicholas Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

Tagged with: Theatre

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(east side)

20/193 Nos. 6 and 8
(Balmbra's Music Hall)


Public house and music-hall. 1902 by A. Stockwell; originally the 'Carlton' P.H.
Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate roof. 3 storeys and attic, 3 bays. Ground floor
has recessed entrance at right, curved window with slender pilasters at left.
Bracketed ground-floor entablature. Upper floors have narrow sashes in end bays,
paired sashes in centre, all in architraves; pediments above first-floor end
windows and end pilasters. Dentils to these and to central window cornice. Top
dentilled cornice breaks forward over panelled end pilasters. Similar short
pilasters with ball finials flank pedimented shaped gable containing keyed
roundel. False segmental broken pediment, with central ball finial, below
roundel. Steeply-pitched roof has corniced end chimneys. Historical note: this
building replaced the 'Wheatsheaf' P.H., which was owned by one Balmbra in the
mid C19 and was the setting for the first performance of the song 'The Blaydon
Races' in which it is mentioned.

Listing NGR: NZ2494864078

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