TQ2080 : Gala Bingo, Acton

taken 12 years ago, near to Acton, Ealing, England

Gala Bingo, Acton
Gala Bingo, Acton
Originally the Dominion cinema, built in 1936-7 to the design of the architect F E Bromige, a specialist in cinema design. It became the Granada before becoming a bingo club in 1972. A notable feature is the cantilevering of the central portion of the frontage, creating an entrance canopy. The deep fascia is a modern addition concealing the upper part of the original facade. Listed Grade II.
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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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Sport, Leisure Suburb, Urban fringe Style: Art Deco Name: Granada Date: 1937 other tags: Bingo Hall Cinema (Former) Grade II Listed Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 10 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 17 January, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2049 8007 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4035N 0:15.9168W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2048 8005
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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