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Literary and Scientific Institute

A Grade II Listed Building in Devizes, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3537 / 51°21'13"N

Longitude: -1.9975 / 1°59'51"W

OS Eastings: 400267

OS Northings: 161623

OS Grid: SU002616

Mapcode National: GBR 2V0.5SJ

Mapcode Global: VHB4G.B7BL

Entry Name: Literary and Scientific Institute

Listing Date: 19 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262609

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434456

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Devizes

Built-Up Area: Devizes

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Devizes St John

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

1.
1042 NORTHGATE STREET
(North East Side)

No 53
(Literary and Scientific
Institute)
SU 0061 2/301

II GV


2.
Originally built as a school. Dated 1822. 3 storeyed narrow front set well
back with forecourt. Upper floors faced in Bath stone cut as brick, ground
floor and plinth ashlar. Shallow coved cornice and blocking course, canted
out either end over fanned bracket projection. 2nd floor centred 2 light
mullioned casement with 4 centred arches to lights and top panes. Splayed
stone surround and small panelled spandrels. Drip mould over. Above a small
panel with date. The 1st floor has similar window of 3 lights. Rectangular
panel below with inscription: "British Schools". Full width drip mould over
ground floor. 2 windows and central door set in similar surround to windows
above with panelled spandrels. Larger 4 centred arched windows of 6 panes,
sloping sills, recessed panels below. Plank door with ornate wrought iron
hinges also under 4 centred arch. Curiosity value.

Nos 46 to 55 (consec) form a group.


Listing NGR: SU0026761623

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

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