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Vanished England

13 February 2011

1897 – Bush Lane House, Cannon St., London

Architect: Delissa Joseph Demolished.

20 May 2014

1898 – Alahambra Theatre of Varieties, Attercliffe, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Architect: Martin & Blomfield Jackson Originally opened on 3rd January 1898 as the Alhambra Theatre of Varieties and was designed in a Moorish style with a seating capacity was 1,200, by the architectural...

20 February 2014

1898 – Palace Theatre, Blackburn, Lancashire

Architect: J.T. Wimperis & Arber The Palace Theatre of Varieties was opened on 11th December 1899, and was designed by Wimperis & Arbour, assisted by W.G.R. Sprague. Operated as a variety theatre, it...

03 February 2014

1898 – Royal Music Hall, Holborn, London

Architect: Ernest Runtz Originally opened as Weston’s Music Hall on 16 November 1857 at 242-245 High Holborn. The theatre was renamed the Royal Music Hall in 1868, and then changed names again in...

27 January 2014

1898 – The Metropolitan Music Hall, Paddington, London

Architect: Frank Matcham “This well-known variety theatre has just been rebuilt. It occupies the site of the previous “Metropolitan,” which was erected in 1862 on the same parcel of land occupied by the...

01 May 2014

1898 – Theatre Royal, Chatham, Kent

Architect: George E. Bond A was a 3,000 seat theatre built in 1899 and closed in 1955 and was converted into shops and a warehouse. In the late 1980s a campaign was started...

08 June 2014

1899 – Building over GWR Tunnel, Carrs Lane, Birmingham

Architect: Ralph Heaton Proposal for building over a Great Western Railway tunnel showing the underpinning structure. Published in The Building News, September 22, 1899. Demolished in 1988 after structural failure.

22 April 2014

1899 – Cavenham Hall, Suffolk

Architect: A.N. Prentice Constructed 1899, and demolished 1949. The architect, A.N. Prentice’s other work at the estate including gatehouses still exists. “This house, which is now in course of completion has been built...

05 February 2011

1899 – Post Office, Liverpool

Architect: Henry Tanner Probably one of the finest post office buildings in the UK, reminiscent of a French chateau. Unfortunately, the building was severely damaged in the May blitz in 1941, resulting in...