Tyne and Wear HER(11336): Heaton, North View, Temple's Folly (Heaton Electric Palace) - Details
Title of image: Heaton Assembly Hall, Heaton
Description: A view of Heaton Road, Heaton taken in 1949-50. The photograph is looking across Heaton Road towards the front and the side of the Heaton Assembly Hall. The Assembly buildings also included the Heaton Electric Picture Palace.
Additional info: Lantern slide
Location/Collection: Newcastle Libraries/Newcastle Local Studies Description and Views Collection
Accession number: NCL 046964
Provider: Newcastle City Library
Copyright: All rights reserved, if you would like a printed copy of this image please contact Newcastle Libraries.
Heaton, North View, Temple's Folly (Heaton Electric Palace)
Large house near Heaton Station, known locally as "Temple's Folly" (it was never occupied as a house due to a law suit following the death of William Temple). It was used for storage. Later purchased by a syndicate for use as assembly and recreation rooms. Photographs show it to have been quite a grand brick property with gabled roof and two chimney stacks each with up to five chimney pots.
Newcastle Local Studies Library, Hayler Newspaper Cuttings, Vol 1, p 87, "Temple's Folly - sale of a familiar Heaton Landmark"; Frank Manders, 1991, Cinemas of Newcastle, pages 79-80; Heaton History Group, http://heatonhistorygroup.org/tag/peoples-theatre/