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Mechanics Institute Number 9 with Attached Meeting Hall, Wentworth

Description: Mechanics Institute Number 9 with Attached Meeting Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 335598

OS Grid Reference: SK3875098084
OS Grid Coordinates: 438750, 398084
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4781, -1.4176

Location: 18 B6090, Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TN

Locality: Wentworth
County: Rotherham
Country: England
Postcode: S62 7TN

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Listing Text

(south side)

4/91 No 9 with attached
meeting hall
(Mechanics Institute)


Mechanics Institute now house and meeting hall. 1844-45 (White's
Directory). Deeply-coursed, horizontally-tooled sandstone; Welsh
slate roof. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical front; tall single-storey
wing to centre rear with addition to its right. Chamfered plinth
and chamfered band beneath ground-floor sill level; clasping corner
pilaster strips. 3 stone steps to C20 double-door in double-chamfered
surround with Tudor-arched lintel and hoodmould. Flanking 3-light
casements with horizontal glazing bars in deeply-chamfered surrounds.
3 similar windows to 1st floor; hoodmould to central window. Chamfered
band beneath embattled parapet which steps up at centre above blank
shield. Pilaster strips rise as embattled turrets. Left return: blind
Tudor-arched opening to 1st floor; raking gable parapet; rear turret.
Wing: tall, chamfered lights with renewed casements; end turrets.

Interior: ornate roof trusses in rear wing have cusped-headed subdivisions.
C20 entrance lobby to left return and additions to rear right corner not
of special interest.

Listing NGR: SK3875098084

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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