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Miners and Mechanics Institute, Including Boundary Walls, Gate-Piers and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in St Agnes, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3101 / 50°18'36"N

Longitude: -5.2033 / 5°12'11"W

OS Eastings: 172018

OS Northings: 50480

OS Grid: SW720504

Mapcode National: GBR Z4.KJ9S

Mapcode Global: VH125.RGKM

Entry Name: Miners and Mechanics Institute, Including Boundary Walls, Gate-Piers and Railings

Listing Date: 31 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141497

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63872

Location: St. Agnes, Cornwall, TR5

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Agnes

Built-Up Area: St Agnes

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Agnes

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 75 SW
4/244 Miners and Mechanics Institute,
including boundary walls,gate-piers
- and railings

Institute, including boundary walls, gate-piers and railings. Datestone 1893. Built
by J. Passmore Edwards (patron) to a design by W.J. Wills. Killas brought to course
granite dressings. Dry Delabole slate gabled roofs. Brick chimneys over the gable
ends at left and right. Cast-iron ogee-section gutters.
Plan: 2 principal rooms flanking a central entrance hall and subsidiary rooms
Exterior: Single storey. Symmetrical l:l:l-bay front with each gabled bay broken
forward from the overall wall plane. Central bay has round-headed doorway with
hoodmould. Coped gable over moulded cornice is flanked by pinnacles and surmounted
by a shaped finial. Within the gable is a shallow shaped niche with the initials
J.P.E. and date 1893. Original panelled doors and fanlight with coloured glass and
clock to the middle.
Flanking bays have coped gables with moulded kneelers and finials; the stepped
tripartite mullioned windows have round-headed central lights and transoms. Original
small-paned windows; the upper lights have marginal panes.
Interior not inspected.
Garden in front of the institute is flanked by rubble coped rubble walls and fronted
by low rubble walls with rock-faced granite copings surmounted by the original ornate
cast-iron railings. Square-on-plan rock faced granite gate-piers and terminal piers
with pyramdial caps.
This institute is one of 4 institutes in Cornwall donated by J. Passmore Edwards.
Source: R.S. Best, John Passmore Edwards.

Listing NGR: SW7201850480

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