Description: Literary and Scientific Institute
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
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5363 NORTH PARADE
ST 7748 SE 5/385 GV Literary and
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
Source: English Heritage
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