List number: 1413269
List grade: 2
Tyne & Wear HER: 9829
Post code: NE30 1NT
Grid ref: NZ3568068344

Free Library, North Shields


The former Free Library is located on Howard Street by the junction with Saville Street, North Shields. The Mechanics Institute was built 1857-1858, designed by John Johnstone, with possible later alterations by John Dobson. It became the first free library on Tyneside in January 1870, when the Mechanics Institute was amalgamated with the Literary and Philosophical Society collection. Today the building is offices of the North Tyneside Business Centre: 'the Business Factory'. The building is Grade II listed.

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North Shields Mechanics Institute and Free Library

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"Free Library" on the corner of Howard Street

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North Shields Mechanics Institute and Free Library - List Entry
- "This mechanics institute of 1857-8 by John Johnstone, with possible later alterations by John Dobson is designated for the following principal reasons: * Architectural: it has a strong and coherent composition ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(9829): North Shields, Saville Street, No. 54a, Mechanics Institute
- "Former Mechanics Institute and Free Library. Built in 1857-58. Now the North Tyneside Business Advice Centre. 1857-8 by John Johnstone, perhaps with alterations by Dobson. Plain Italianate, without any flights ...

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Howard Street, North Shields
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Howard Street, North Shields
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