FORMER LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1118999
Date first listed:
28-Nov-1950
Date of most recent amendment:
19-Sep-1975
Statutory Address:
FORMER LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE, 51, EAST STREET, BRIDPORT

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORMER LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE, 51, EAST STREET, BRIDPORT

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

County:
Dorset
District:
West Dorset (District Authority)
Parish:
Bridport
National Grid Reference:
SY 46786 92918

Details

SY 4692 1/66 5191

EAST STREET (North Side), No. 51 (Former Literary and Scientific Institute)

(Formerly listed as Literary and Scientific Institute, and Public Library)

28.11.50.

II* GV

Originally founded as a Mechanics Institute by Henry Warburton MP, then in 1855 reconstituted as a Literary and Scientific Institute and later used as a public library in C20. Portland ashlar. 2 storeys and high basement. Moulded band. Moulded eaves cornice and blocking course. Rusticated ground floor. 4 ranges round headed sashes with glazing bars, those on 1st floor with continuous sill band and moulded voussoirs and impost band. Panel with "Literary and Scientific Institute" inscribed. Panelled door with contemporary acanthus moulding and semi-circular fanlight, flanked by Greek Doric columns taking semi-circular arch. Some railings with spear finals.

Nos 37 to 47 (odd) the Unitarian Chapel, the Literary and Scientific Institute, and Nos 53 to 57 (odd) form a group.

Listing NGR: SY4678592921

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
104515
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.

End of official listing

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Date: 06 Jan 2003
Reference: IOE01/09881/01
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