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

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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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

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Legacy System number: 104515

Legacy System: LBS

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