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Latitude: 53.7035 / 53°42'12"N
Longitude: -2.2 / 2°12'0"W
OS Eastings: 386890
OS Northings: 423020
OS Grid: SD868230
Mapcode National: GBR FT2M.H4
Mapcode Global: WHB8J.55MP
Plus Code: 9C5VPQ3X+9X
Entry Name: Mechanics Hall
Listing Date: 30 November 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1163359
English Heritage Legacy ID: 185634
Location: Irwell, Rossendale, Lancashire, OL13
Electoral Ward/Division: Irwell
Built-Up Area: Bacup
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
SD 82 SE BACUP ST. JAMES'S STREET
13/57 Mechanics Hall
Mechanics Institute, 1846, now Public Library. Sandstone ashlar,
hipped slate roof. Rectangular plan 3x8 bays, 2 storeys, in simple
classical style. Symmetrical facade with clasping pilasters, 1st floor
sill band, moulded cornice, plain parapet, Tuscan doorcase, 2 windows at
ground floor and 3 taller windows above (all with altered glazing).
Right side wall matches front but windows are sashed and there is a pilaster
between the 6th and 7th bays, a door at ground floor beyond this.
Interior altered. History: Mechanics Institute founded 1839, this
building erected by some of the principal manufacturers of the neighbourhood
at cost of £1,300 and presented to the members, opened July 1846.
Listing NGR: SD8689023020
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