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Former Bedford Literary and Scientific Institute and General Library

A Grade II* Listed Building in Castle, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.1362 / 52°8'10"N

Longitude: -0.468 / 0°28'4"W

OS Eastings: 504946

OS Northings: 249757

OS Grid: TL049497

Mapcode National: GBR G25.2GH

Mapcode Global: VHFQ7.TKXS

Entry Name: Former Bedford Literary and Scientific Institute and General Library

Listing Date: 6 June 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129009

English Heritage Legacy ID: 35516

Location: Bedford, MK40

County: Bedford

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Bedford

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bedford St Paul

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/05/2015

TL 0449 1/28

No. 831 (Former Bedford Literary and Scientific Institute and General Library)

(Formerly listed as The Public Library)



1834 by Thomas Elger. Originally the Literary and Scientific Institution. Stucco. 2-storey 3-window centre with giant tetrastyle Greek Doric portico, 1-storey 1-window wings. Interior: fine 2-storey hall, rectangular with apses either end, Doric pilasters, coffered ceiling.

Listing NGR: TL0494649757

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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