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Winton Public Library, Bournemouth

Description: Winton Public Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 February 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 101907

OS Grid Reference: SZ0868194129
OS Grid Coordinates: 408681, 94129
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7467, -1.8783

Location: Library Road, Bournemouth BH9 2EX

Locality: Bournemouth
County: Bournemouth
Country: England
Postcode: BH9 2EX

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Listing Text

(South West Side)
Winton Public Library
SZ O894 16/163


1907-8, H E Hawker and Mitchell. Edwardian classical public building, a slightly
more elaborate version of Springbourne library (see Holdenhurst Road). Symmetrical
red brick and stone front, entrance up curved steps, with coat-of-arms in segmental
pediment, between Ionic pilasters carrying obelisks. Gables left and right with
diamond patterning in stone apex, big lunette windows with stone mullions and
transom - 3 lights over 5 lights. Gables flanked by flat brick buttresses banded
in stone. Slate roof with white timber louvred cupola, battered sides, low leaded
dome, ornamental finial and weathervane. Flanks have 3 tall windows carried
up as dormers, flat-headed to south, semi-circular (with leaded roofs) to north.
Moulded stone sills and timber cornices, leaded lights. Asymmetrical single-storey
rear, with hipped roofs in echelon and tall chimney with vertical panels. Interior
with barrel-roofed hall behind each gable, modernised.

Listing NGR: SZ0868194129

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Source: English Heritage

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