4&5 Percy Street, Alnwick, Northumberland

4&5 Percy Street, Alnwick, Northumberland
Photograph taken 23 August 1999 © Mr Alastair Cochrane ARPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 235814

These buildings were originally a Mechanics Institute. It was founded in 1824 and built by 1831. It had a lecture room and library. Mechanics Institutes were set up to allow working class men access to education. Many of them would never have been to school. They were seen as a way to help people 'better' themselves.

Location

Northumberland Alnwick

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

institute education Georgian (1714 - 1836)