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Mechanics Hall, Bacup

Description: Mechanics Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185634

OS Grid Reference: SD8689023020
OS Grid Coordinates: 386890, 423020
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7034, -2.2000

Location: 5 Irwell Terrace, Rawtenstall, Lancashire OL13 9AQ

Locality: Bacup
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: OL13 9AQ

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Listing Text


13/57 Mechanics Hall
- II

Mechanics Institute, 1846, now Public Library. Sandstone ashlar,
hipped slate roof. Rectangular plan 3x8 bays, 2 storeys, in simple
classical style. Symmetrical facade with clasping pilasters, 1st floor
sill band, moulded cornice, plain parapet, Tuscan doorcase, 2 windows at
ground floor and 3 taller windows above (all with altered glazing).
Right side wall matches front but windows are sashed and there is a pilaster
between the 6th and 7th bays, a door at ground floor beyond this.
Interior altered. History: Mechanics Institute founded 1839, this
building erected by some of the principal manufacturers of the neighbourhood
at cost of £1,300 and presented to the members, opened July 1846.

Listing NGR: SD8689023020

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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