Building record MDR11389 - Former Grand Theatre, Babington Lane, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian - 1885 AD to 1886 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The former Grand Theatre is an exuberant youthful work by Birmingham architect Oliver Essex, completed for impresario Andrew Melville 1885-6, and again after it was destroyed by fire in 1886. It was shorn of its pediments and canopy in the 1930s, and further simplified in the 1960s. (1) Renaissance style theatre with an ordered fa├žade, now painted white. The ground floor has been completely altered and a cast iron canopy removed in the 1960s. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: 2007. 'Derby Civic Society Suggested Local List Additions', Derby Civic Society Newsletter. No. 85, pp 15-26. p 15.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Derby City Council. 2010. City of Derby Local List.



Grid reference Centred SK 35330 35891 (43m by 55m)

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Record last edited

May 3 2017 11:37AM

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