Literary and Scientific Institute, East Street, Bridport - Dorset (UA)

Founded 1835 as Mechanics Institute and reconstituted 1855 as Literary and Scientific Institute. Bridport Development Trust delivered project to repair and extend the building with National Lottery Heritage Fund support and grant-aid from Historic England. Works largely completed in 2018 although some outstanding issues remain.

Literary and Scientific Institute, East Street, Bridport - Dorset (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    FORMER LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1118999
    Local Planning Authority:
    Dorset (UA)
    Site Type:
    Education > Institute

Location

    Building Name:
    Literary and Scientific Institute
    Street Name:
    East Street
    Unitary Authority:
    Dorset (UA)
    Parish:
    Bridport
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    West Dorset
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Fair
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Charity (non-heritage)
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA