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Former Stamford Institution, St Peter's Hill, Stamford

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Reference Name MLI95157

Name:
Former Stamford Institution, St Peter's Hill, Stamford

Summary:
Former Stamford Institution, St Peter's Hill, Stamford

Location:
STAMFORD, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 37659
The former Stamford Institution was built around 1840. It has an elaborate classical front in ashlar stone and formerly had a cupola. It is now occupied by the YMCA Youth Centre. For the full description and the legal address of this listed building please refer to the appropriate List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. {1}
The Stamford Institution was built in 1842 to a design by Bryan Browning. It contained a concert and lecture hall with a museum gallery, a library and reading room, laboratory, committee rooms, newspaper rooms and apartments for a resident as well as an octagonal observatory and camera obscure housed in a cupola which has now been demolished. The observatory and camera obscura were not part of the original plan. {2}

Sources:
1 Index: Department of the Environment. 1974. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 1/322
2 Bibliographic reference: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1977. An Inventory of Historical Monuments. The Town of Stamford. No 59, p 51, plate 156
3 Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. and Harris, J., with Antram, N.. 1989. Buildings of England (Second Edition). Lincolnshire. p 707

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