NS5565 : The Lyceum, Govan

taken 2 years ago, near to Govan, Glasgow, Great Britain

This is 1 of 2 images, with title starting with The Lyceum in this square
The Lyceum, Govan
The Lyceum, Govan
Former cinema, later Bingo hall, Listed Category B LinkExternal link .

The Listing description includes the following: “Designed by renowned cinema architects, CJ McNair and Elder, the Lyceum opened in December 1938 and was built to seat 2,600. The best preserved example of McNair and Elder's cinema work, the Lyceum is an important and rare example of a streamlined International Modern super-cinema. It forms an important part of the streetscape in Govan and it is a good example of cinema architecture in a city which was closely associated with the type, but where examples with this level of intactness are increasingly rare.”

It stood on the site of the 1898 Lyceum Music Hall. Now looking sadly forlorn; even the banner with its photo of the building when new is faded and torn.
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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Date Taken
Tuesday, 25 June, 2019   (more nearby)
Sunday, 30 June, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe  Derelict, Disused 
Period (from Tags)
Mid 20th Century 
Date (from Tags)
Style (from Tags)
Listed Building (from Tags)
Category B 
Meet (from Tags)
Glasgow 2019 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5522 6583 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.8303N 4:18.9000W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5525 6580
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Cinema (Former) 

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