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Former Literary and Scientific Institute

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bridport, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7334 / 50°44'0"N

Longitude: -2.7554 / 2°45'19"W

OS Eastings: 346786

OS Northings: 92918

OS Grid: SY467929

Mapcode National: GBR PP.0CSL

Mapcode Global: FRA 5734.QC6

Plus Code: 9C2VP6MV+9R

Entry Name: Former Literary and Scientific Institute

Listing Date: 28 November 1950

Last Amended: 19 September 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118999

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104515

Location: Bridport, Dorset, DT6

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Bridport

Built-Up Area: Bridport

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bridport St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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SY 4692 1/66

EAST STREET (North Side),
No. 51 (Former Literary and Scientific Institute)

(Formerly listed as Literary and Scientific Institute, and Public Library)



Originally founded as a Mechanics Institute by Henry Warburton MP, then in 1855 reconstituted as a Literary and Scientific Institute and later used as a public library in C20. Portland ashlar. 2 storeys and high basement. Moulded band. Moulded eaves cornice and blocking course. Rusticated ground floor. 4 ranges round headed sashes with glazing bars, those on 1st floor with continuous sill band and moulded voussoirs and impost band. Panel with "Literary and Scientific Institute" inscribed. Panelled door with contemporary acanthus moulding and semi-circular fanlight, flanked by Greek Doric columns taking semi-circular arch. Some railings with spear finals.

Nos 37 to 47 (odd) the Unitarian Chapel, the Literary and Scientific Institute, and Nos 53 to 57 (odd) form a group.

Listing NGR: SY4678592921

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