The Institute, Long Marton

  • Description

    "This was built in 1893, due to the generosity of Rev. Hay Erskine who provided the £750 to build the Institute out of his own pocket, and endowed it with a sum of £200 per annum. The building was open from 8am to 10pm every day except Sunday, when it was open from 2pm to 5pm. There was a reading room with books and newspapers, and a recreation room with a public room upstairs for sales and lectures. A wide range of courses was offered, such as nursing, veterinary surgery, drawing, and music including church choir practices. It is still used for meetings and functions. It is a pity that the appearance has been spoilt by the blocking of a large window in the gable-end." Photo by Humphrey Bolton, 2006.
  • Owner

    Humphrey Bolton
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 11 months ago
    Viewed: 391 times
    Picture Taken: 2006-11-03
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