SP0202 : The Bingham

taken 7 years ago, near to Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

The Bingham
The Bingham
Local philanthropist Daniel George Bingham was born in Black Jack Street in 1803. He made his fortune in the burgeoning railways in Holland, but never forgot his roots. In 1905 he commissioned V.A. Lawson to design a fine library for the townsfolk; it actually was much more than just a lending library, with a reading room, lecture room and a gymnasium. The role of librarianship was transferred to the local council in 1960 and a new building inaugurated in 1975. One of Bingham's hopes was to also provide an art gallery, which became reality long after his death, here in 2005.
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Date Taken
Monday, 18 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 5 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0244 0201 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:43.0088N 1:57.9649W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0244 0201
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Former Library  Art Gallery 

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