MINERS AND MECHANICS INSTITUTE, INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLS, GATE-PIERS AND RAILINGS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1141497
Date first listed:
31-Oct-1988
Statutory Address:
MINERS AND MECHANICS INSTITUTE, INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLS, GATE-PIERS AND RAILINGS, VICARAGE ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
MINERS AND MECHANICS INSTITUTE, INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLS, GATE-PIERS AND RAILINGS, VICARAGE ROAD

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
St. Agnes
National Grid Reference:
SW 72018 50480

Details

ST AGNES VICARAGE ROAD (west side), SW 75 SW 4/244 Miners and Mechanics Institute, including boundary walls,gate-piers - and railings GV II

Institute, including boundary walls, gate-piers and railings. Datestone 1893. Built by J. Passmore Edwards (patron) to a design by W.J. Wills. Killas brought to course granite dressings. Dry Delabole slate gabled roofs. Brick chimneys over the gable ends at left and right. Cast-iron ogee-section gutters. Plan: 2 principal rooms flanking a central entrance hall and subsidiary rooms behind. Exterior: Single storey. Symmetrical l:l:l-bay front with each gabled bay broken forward from the overall wall plane. Central bay has round-headed doorway with hoodmould. Coped gable over moulded cornice is flanked by pinnacles and surmounted by a shaped finial. Within the gable is a shallow shaped niche with the initials J.P.E. and date 1893. Original panelled doors and fanlight with coloured glass and clock to the middle. Flanking bays have coped gables with moulded kneelers and finials; the stepped tripartite mullioned windows have round-headed central lights and transoms. Original small-paned windows; the upper lights have marginal panes. Interior not inspected. Garden in front of the institute is flanked by rubble coped rubble walls and fronted by low rubble walls with rock-faced granite copings surmounted by the original ornate cast-iron railings. Square-on-plan rock faced granite gate-piers and terminal piers with pyramdial caps. This institute is one of 4 institutes in Cornwall donated by J. Passmore Edwards. Source: R.S. Best, John Passmore Edwards.

Listing NGR: SW7201850480

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
63872
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Best, R S , The Life and Good Works of John Passmore Edwards, (1981)

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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