SP7560 : Former ABC/Cannon Cinema

taken 7 years ago, near to Northampton, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

Former ABC/Cannon Cinema
Former ABC/Cannon Cinema
Designed in 1936 by W R Glen, Britain's most prolific cinema architect, for Associated British Cinemas. Listed Grade II as one of only two largely surviving examples of his work. At the time of listing it was still in use as a cinema with much of the interior surviving; one hopes that this continues to survive under the new ownership.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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SP7560, 319 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Former (from Tags)
Cinema 
Architecture (from Tags)
Art Deco 
Person (from Tags)
W R Glen 
Date (from Tags)
1936 
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Informative 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7592 6078 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.3990N 0:53.3753W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7593 6072
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Shops  Grade II Listed 

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