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Brechin, 79, 81 High Street, Former Cinema

Cinema (20th Century)

Site Name Brechin, 79, 81 High Street, Former Cinema

Classification Cinema (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Braik's Close

Canmore ID 288552

Site Number NO56SE 309

NGR NO 59804 60086

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Brechin
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Site Management (30 July 2009)

Art Deco former cinema with 2 flanking retail units, painted cream.

Understood to have opened as Kings Cinema in October 1927 with 820 seats, closing in October 1985. (Scottish Cinemas)


Watching Brief (2 November 2010 - 5 November 2010)

NO 5981 6010 A watching brief was undertaken 2–5 November 2010 during ground-breaking works associated with geotechnical investigations on the site of a derelict 1920s cinema at 75–81 High Street. The area was considered sensitive as it lies in the historic medieval core of Brechin close to the 11th-century round tower and the 13th-century cathedral. The excavation of seven trial pits revealed mainly made ground overlying natural subsoil. Two subsoil layers that may represent a former topsoil horizon were recorded overlying the natural in context TH9. No other artefacts, deposits or features of archaeological significance were recorded.

Archive: Angus Council SMR and RCAHMS

Funder: Angus Council

CFA Archaeology Ltd, 2010


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