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Mechanics Institute

A Grade II Listed Building in Wilsden, Bradford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8237 / 53°49'25"N

Longitude: -1.8611 / 1°51'39"W

OS Eastings: 409241

OS Northings: 436393

OS Grid: SE092363

Mapcode National: GBR HSF7.W1

Mapcode Global: WHC97.D40Z

Entry Name: Mechanics Institute

Listing Date: 5 May 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314306

English Heritage Legacy ID: 337976

Location: Wilsden, Bradford, BD15

County: Bradford

Civil Parish: Wilsden

Built-Up Area: Wilsden

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wilsden

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE0936 BINGLEY MAIN STREET
(west side)
Wilsden

17/125 Mechanics Institute
5.5.75
II

Mechanics Institute now restaurant. Dated 1837. Hammer-dressed
stone, Welsh blue-slate roof. 2 storeys to front and left-hand
return, 3 storeys to right-hand return. 3-bay symmetrical facade.
Doorway with monolithic jambs, consoles and cornice has Gothic glazed
overlight. Set above is plaque engraved
"MECHANICS
INSTITUTION
1837 "
To either side on both floors a window with projecting sill. Moulded
stone gutter. Hipped roof. Right-hand return of 6 bays with 3 cottage
doorways set in basement and single-light and 2-light windows to each
floor.

Formerly had a library of 4,000 volumes, with a lecture room (now
ballroom) and museum.

Kellys Directory - West Yorkshire, (1907), p109.


Listing NGR: SE0924136393

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