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The Mechanics' Institute

A Grade II Listed Building in Park East, Darlington

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Latitude: 54.5243 / 54°31'27"N

Longitude: -1.5574 / 1°33'26"W

OS Eastings: 428746

OS Northings: 514428

OS Grid: NZ287144

Mapcode National: GBR KJK3.MX

Mapcode Global: WHC5X.1JNX

Plus Code: 9C6WGCFV+P3

Entry Name: The Mechanics' Institute

Listing Date: 6 September 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322961

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110715

Location: Park, Darlington, DL3

County: Darlington

Electoral Ward/Division: Park East

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Darlington

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Darlington St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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The Mechanics' Institute
NZ 2814 SE 8/133


Dated 1854 by Pritchett. Imposing though heavy classical facade added to somewhat
earlier building. Two storeys, 5 windows. Slightly projecting 3-bay pedimented
centre. Bays divided by giant pilasters with stone capitals resting on plinth
and carrying entablature. End pilasters also. First floor band runs between them.
Large paned sash windows with glazing bars, the outer ones on ground floor tripartite
with pilasters and entablature; the centre ones with console bracketed cornices
and pediments. Half glazed central double door with oblong fanlight in prostyle
porch with paired columns (the outer ones square) up 4 stone steps.
Title in raised lettering on centre frieze.
Left return of pinkish brick, 3 storeys, 4 windows, some being blank panels, Others
are sashes with delicate glazing bars. Some later C19 insertions on groud floor.
Rear elevation shows 3 giant elliptical-arched recesses holding windows.

Listing NGR: NZ2874614428

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