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Description: 4 and 5, Percy Street
Date Listed: 20 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 235814
OS Grid Reference: NU1861713078
OS Grid Coordinates: 418617, 613078
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4113, -1.7075
Nos 4 and 5
NU 1813 SE 1/86 20.2.52.
Land for Mechanics' Institute and development given 1831 by General Lambert. Two
storey egypto-classical style. Three windows. Ashlar with 4 giant pilasters with
palmette frieze in caps to entablature which has a central panel inscribed 'Scientific
and Mechanical Institution', flanked by dies with carved wreaths. String band
below 1st floor. Glazing bar sash windows with moulded architraves having entablatures
on 1st floor and segmental relieving arches on ground floor with cill brackets.
Central pylon doorway with bracketted entablature having 'Mechanics' Institute'
on lintel; double doors of 4 panels. Kitchen block at rear to Gill's Lane. Designed
by William Smith.
Listing NGR: NU1861313081
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