The Institute is the third building to stand upon this site. The first was a cottage which, with its inhabitants, was swept away in a terrible storm in 1821.
By 1885 the Institute had become a teashop. Twenty years later the building was in such a poor condition that it had to be demolished.
The twin chimney Institute, used as a Tea House and Temperance Hall, prior to it being destroyed in a storm 1906.
The building commenced its rebuild in 1915 and was donated to the village by the then Earl of Mount Edgcumbe.
The storm in 2014 caused major damage and the building was nearly lost.
A view of the damage inflicted.
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