Modbury Town Heritage Trail (6)

6. Literary and Scientific Institute (Kingsland)

This unique building opposite, with its Palladian style exterior, was built for the town by Richard King, a native of Modbury, who was to emigrate to New York to make his fortune. The centre enabled townsfolk to continue their education, by providing lectures and talks on wide range of topical subjects, and continued up to the 1950s as a library. There was however one proviso established: That no discussion or lecture should include any subject that was likely to excite passion or a factious party spirit.

Continue walking up Brownston Street.