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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE LYCEUM THEATRE

List entry Number: 1138678

Location

THE LYCEUM THEATRE, HEATH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire EastUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-Jul-1976

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Jun-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 56693

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History

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Details

SJ 75 NW FORMER BOROUGH OF CREWE HEATH STREET

2/50 The Lyceum Theatre (formerly listed as 6.7.76 Crewe Theatre)

GV II

Theatre, 1887 substantially rebuilt 1910 (in gable lunette) by Albert Winstanley. Accrington type red bricks with slate roof, 3-storey, 5-bay gabled facade with red brick 2-storey 4-bay section of adjoining terrace east forming the offices. 4 pairs of bolection-moulded 2-panel doors to auditorium and 2½ pairs of glazed doors to east wing foyer. Gabled facade divided vertically by brick pilasters of varying width to quoins and between windows; these start at the first floor level terra cotta string course. Windows mainly sashes, with moulded terra cotta sills and keystone, in groups of three to outer bays, single to second and fourth bays and are similar at first and second floor level. The centre bay has a pair of sashes at first floor level with wide lunette window above. There is an eaves level string course across the three centre bays. The gable apex has large sunken plastered lunette panel inscribed Lyceum Theatre with the date. Stone gable coping and pilaster caps. East wing has sashes with moulded reveals, stone sills and heads in Caernarvon style and a moulded modillion cornice. Interior: The auditorium has dress circle, gallery and boxes fronted by richly moulded plasterwork based on cartouches and reclining figures. The proscenium arch and large ceiling rose have plasterwork of equally high quality.

Listing NGR: SJ7061055832

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National Grid Reference: SJ 70610 55832

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