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Leigh Library, Leigh-on-Sea

Description: Leigh Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 122890

OS Grid Reference: TQ8399785898
OS Grid Coordinates: 583997, 185898
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5420, 0.6520

Location: Broadway W, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2DA

Locality: Leigh-on-Sea
County: Southend-on-Sea
Country: England
Postcode: SS9 2DA

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Listing Text

Leigh Library
TQ 8485 6/54
An early C19 red brick house with blue brick headers, built in 1838 in "Tudor"
style as a rectory to St Clements Church and is now used as a library. 2 storeys
and attics. The north front has 4 window range, casements with lattice leaded
lights. A central brick porch projects on the front, with corner turrets and
a stepped and gabled parapet with a stone coat of arms. The south front has
3 window range, mullioned and transomed casements with leaded lights and moulded
brick hood moulds. There are 3 gables with cut and shaped bargeboards. The
end bays, of 1 window range each, break forward slightly and there is a central
brick bay window with a gabled parapet bearing a coat of arms and the date 1838.
On the east side there are 2 gabled projections, each of 1 window range and
1 window between and on the west side there is 1 gabled projection and a bay
window. On the south-west corner there is an octagonal turret with a swept tiled
spirelet terminated by a finial. Roof tiled, with 4 brick gabled dormers on
the north front and 2 6-shafted chimney stacks with octagonal shafts, moulded
caps and bases on rectangular bases.

Listing NGR: TQ8399785898

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Source: English Heritage

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