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Literary and Scientific Institute

A Grade II Listed Building in Frome, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2324 / 51°13'56"N

Longitude: -2.3197 / 2°19'11"W

OS Eastings: 377771

OS Northings: 148186

OS Grid: ST777481

Mapcode National: GBR 0S9.NBC

Mapcode Global: VH97D.R902

Plus Code: 9C3V6MJJ+X4

Entry Name: Literary and Scientific Institute

Listing Date: 16 February 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173770

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266268

Location: Frome, Mendip, Somerset, BA11

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Frome

Built-Up Area: Frome

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

(North-west side)

ST 7748 SE 5/385 GV Literary and
Scientific Institute

Dated 1865. Built for John Sinkins. Architect: J Hine. Carr and Pickford, builders.
3 storey ashlar built and wedge-shaped block on sloping site. Rounded corner facing
Market Place. Ground and 1st floors channelled. Moulded strings over plinth and
at impost levels. Moulded cornices to each floor and bracket modillions to eaves
of slate roof. Entrance with enriched and dated tymganum on corner which is
articulated by a slight and full height break. 1 by 1 + 6 bays - arcades on ground
and 2nd floors, Caernarvon arches with brackets to moulded stone heads (for balconies
over) on 1st floor; leaf capitals, columns on ground floor, pilasters on 1st and
2nd floors. 2 doorways on east front of ground floor separated by an arcade of
windows. End elevation part rendered, 2nd floor with blind arcade.
Interior: stone staircase in well on tip of wedge, cantilevered with cast-iron
balusters and sweeping handrail.
(Illustrated in "The Architect" 7.8.1869).

Listing NGR: ST7777148186

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