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The Mechanics Institute

A Grade II Listed Building in Otley, Leeds

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.9061 / 53°54'21"N

Longitude: -1.6895 / 1°41'22"W

OS Eastings: 420498

OS Northings: 445593

OS Grid: SE204455

Mapcode National: GBR JRN8.1J

Mapcode Global: WHC8Y.02RV

Entry Name: The Mechanics Institute

Listing Date: 8 July 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200204

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341424

Location: Otley, Leeds, LS21

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Otley

Built-Up Area: Otley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Otley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

Cross Green
1.
1480
(North Side)
Nos 4 to 8 (even)
SE 2045 1/162 (The Mechanics' Institute)
II GV
2.
Two storey five-bay institute of 1870 with central bay projecting and
neo-classical ornament. Set back from main building line with small retaining
wall with railings missing. Ground floor has large central portico surmounted
by balcony and supported by four Tuscan columns with pellet motif. Balcony
baluster columns replaced by plain supports and original rail ornaments
removed. Deep moulded cornice, and plain pilasters to quoins. Five round-headed
windows on first floor with colunmed reveals, centre one flanked by pilasters,
with classical head as keystone. Side windows have heads of contemporary
local industrialists etc. Four slightly-segmental headed windows on ground
floor. Modern glass doors. Date 1870) and Otley armorial device on columns
of central first floor window.

Nos 4 to 8 (even) form a group with Nos 1 to 11 (odd) Caley House
and Nos 65 and 67 Boroughgate.

Listing NGR: SE2049845593

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