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Westbourne Library, Bournemouth

Description: Westbourne Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 February 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 101701

OS Grid Reference: SZ0700791354
OS Grid Coordinates: 407007, 91354
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7218, -1.9021

Location: 4 Alum Chine Road, Bournemouth BH4 8DX

Locality: Bournemouth
County: Bournemouth
Country: England
Postcode: BH4 8DX

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Listing Text

5186 (South West Side)
Westbourne Library
SZ 0791 9/77


Well-detailed Arts and Crafts public building, 1912 - spoilt by recent substitution
of glazed entrance for central window (original entrance at side, with segmental
hood on paired console brackets now blocked). Red brick with stone dressings,
half-timbered gable at front with coat-of-arms in plaster. Dominant hipped roof
of tile on white timber cornice, gripped at corners by small square towers of
brick and stone. Similar towers separate bays with mullioned windows on long
south flank. Central copper cupola with decorative weathercock, on tall leaded
base. Good spoutheads. Neat grooved tooling of stonework.

Listing NGR: SZ0700791354

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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