READING ROOM AND LIBRARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1063212
Date first listed:
02-Nov-1954
Statutory Address:
READING ROOM AND LIBRARY, 12, UPGATE

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Location

Statutory Address:
READING ROOM AND LIBRARY, 12, UPGATE

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

County:
Lincolnshire
District:
East Lindsey (District Authority)
Parish:
Louth
National Grid Reference:
TF 32681 87332

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
195031
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

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Date: 01 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/06270/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gordon Perfect. Source Historic England Archive
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