Literary Institute


The Literary Institute was built in 1857 by Samuel Faram at a cost of 2500 of which 2100 was liberally contributed by the inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood. Sir George Gilbert Scott was the architect. It contained a library, corn exchange and meeting room, with an upper floor ballroom, and Mr Ramsay Macdonald once addressed a public meeting here. The building is of brick with stone dressings, constructed in the Gothic style. The building still has the original steps, doors and windows. It is in a somewhat neglected state internally, but funds have recently been made available to rectify this.


26th December 2004

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