Philosophical Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield

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  • appears on maps: 1851 [#533]
  • location on map: Ramsden Street, Huddersfield
  • status: no longer exists
  • category: property

Originally built as a meeting hall, it was later converted into the Theatre Royal.

Extract from A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) edited by Samuel Lewis:

A scientific and mechanics' institute was formed in 1825, but not being well supported by the operative classes, it was discontinued after a few years, and a new institution, under the appellation of the Philosophical Society, was substituted, for which the present Philosophical Hall, a handsome building in the Grecian style, was erected in 1837, at an expense of £3150 ; it is 117 feet in length, and 60 feet in depth, and contains a valuable library, a museum, and a laboratory.


Philosophical Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield


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This page was last modified on 19 March 2018 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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