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Literary and Scientific Institute, Frome

Description: Literary and Scientific Institute

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 February 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 266268

OS Grid Reference: ST7777148186
OS Grid Coordinates: 377771, 148186
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2324, -2.3197

Location: 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1AU

Locality: Frome
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA11 1AU

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Listing Text

(North-west side)

ST 7748 SE 5/385 GV Literary and
Scientific Institute

Dated 1865. Built for John Sinkins. Architect: J Hine. Carr and Pickford, builders.
3 storey ashlar built and wedge-shaped block on sloping site. Rounded corner facing
Market Place. Ground and 1st floors channelled. Moulded strings over plinth and
at impost levels. Moulded cornices to each floor and bracket modillions to eaves
of slate roof. Entrance with enriched and dated tymganum on corner which is
articulated by a slight and full height break. 1 by 1 + 6 bays - arcades on ground
and 2nd floors, Caernarvon arches with brackets to moulded stone heads (for balconies
over) on 1st floor; leaf capitals, columns on ground floor, pilasters on 1st and
2nd floors. 2 doorways on east front of ground floor separated by an arcade of
windows. End elevation part rendered, 2nd floor with blind arcade.
Interior: stone staircase in well on tip of wedge, cantilevered with cast-iron
balusters and sweeping handrail.
(Illustrated in "The Architect" 7.8.1869).

Listing NGR: ST7777148186

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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