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Mechanics Institution, Accrington

Description: Mechanics Institution

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183843

OS Grid Reference: SD7594328527
OS Grid Coordinates: 375943, 428527
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7526, -2.3663

Location: Willow Street, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 1LN

Locality: Accrington
Local Authority: Hyndburn Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB5 1LN

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Listing Text


5/41 Mechanics' Institution

In part 2 of the entry the word "Carnegic" in line 12 should be amended to read


SD 72 NE
5/41 Mechanics' Institution

Mechanics' Institution, dated 1878,by George Baines. Sandstone ashlar
with punched faces, slate roof. Rectangular plan, 5 bays x 3 bays.
Two storeys, with symmetrical facades to both streets. Willow Street
facade 5 bays, with moulded string course, moulded cornice, pilastered
corners at 1st floor, central round-headed doorway lettered in spandrels
"AD" "1878" with pedimented Ionic architrave; sashed windows with glazing
bars. St. James' Street facade has wide open-pedimented centre bay with
a modified Venetian window at 1st floor, 2 sashed windows flanking this,
and 4 at ground floor. Interior: ground floor room to St. James' Street
has plastered beams with modillions and windows with panelled splays
and eared wooden architraves. (Item included for group value with
Carnegic Library (St. James St. q.v.) adjoining on left).

Listing NGR: SD7594328527

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Source: English Heritage

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