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READING ROOM AND LIBRARY

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: READING ROOM AND LIBRARY

List entry Number: 1063212

Location

READING ROOM AND LIBRARY, 12, UPGATE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Lincolnshire

District: East Lindsey

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Louth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Nov-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 195031

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

UPGATE 1. 1348 (West Side) No 12 (Reading Room and Library) TF 38 NW 1/26 2.11.54. II* GV 2. Formerly the Mechanics' Institute. Late C18 or early C19. 2 storeys in stucco-covered painted brick. Plinth. Quoins to ground floor, heavy cornice at 1st floor level and from this 2 end pilasters with composite capitals rise to the rebuilt parapet which screens the roof. 3 windows, hung sashes in plain reveals with plain cills, all having a triangular pediment on 2 small consoles. The central window of the 1st floor is taller and as a wide shouldered architrave, a larger pediment and larger consoles. Doorway is semi-circular-headed with fanlight and 2 panelled doors and is flanked by 2 pilasters supporting an entablature. 2 steps, 2 foot scrapers. One window section set back to the left, ground floor window altered. Interior:- Large room with Ionic pilasters to walls, entablature with dentilled cornice, musicians gallery on posts. C18 style wood fireplace with broken pedimented shelf now obscured by shelves. Part of room decoration possibly of 1853 when the roof skylight was added. Room to rear with delicate provincial Adam style decoration including enriched ceiling with swagged frieze, enriched wood fireplace flanked by doors with ornamental friezes, and good glazed screen into larger room with huge enriched semi-circular fanlight over, side lights and glazed doors. The Mechanics' Institute was originally the Mansion House of Louth and the centre of Municipal life. Nos 6 to 12 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: TF3268187332

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National Grid Reference: TF 32681 87332

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