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Mechanics' Institute (Alnwick)

Mechanics' Institute, Percy Street, Alnwick. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1971.
Mechanics' Institute, Percy Street, Alnwick. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1971.

The Mechanics' Institute was built on land given by General Lambert in 1831. It is a partly Egyptian and Classical style. A central panel over the door is inscribed 'Scientific and Mechanical Institute'. Mechanic's Institutes were built as educational centres for workers. Lectures and meetings were often held in them. This is a Grade II* Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N4531
Historical period: Georgian (1714 to 1830)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Alnwick


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