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West Greenwich Library, Greenwich

Description: West Greenwich Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 200384

OS Grid Reference: TQ3819977319
OS Grid Coordinates: 538199, 177319
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4780, -0.0113

Location: 142 A206, Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8JA

Locality: Greenwich
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SE10 8JA

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Listing Text

(South Side)

West Greenwich Library
TQ 3877 26/277


By Sir A B Thomas. Early C20 2-storey, 3-bay building, of modest baroque appearance.
Moderately high pitched, slated roof. Taller centre section supports high open
cupola with lead dome, 8 Tuscan columns and square podium. Stone urns at sides
of pediment and carved brick armorial decoration in tympanum. Red brick walls.
Side bays have stone mutule cornice and blocking course. Central 1st floor window
round-arched with coved surround and large carved keystone reaching to main cornice.
Solid stone balcony, bearing oval plaque, rests on cornice of ground floor centre
window which has wide Gibbs surround in stone and narrow flanking windows. Stone
dado with roll moulding below. Side sections have 1st floor windows in moulded
architraves lengthened at sides to rest on lower part of stepped, projecting
stone panel supporting wide cill and resting on cornice of ground floor entrances.
Doors have thick stone lintel dividing them from rectangular fanlight with leaded
pattern; the whole in modified Gibbs surround. Rear elevation, visible from
Peyton Place, of one storey in multi-coloured stock brick with red brick dressings.
Behind parapet a dome with 6 tunnelled, round-arched windows and glazed cupola.
Inscription on cartouche on front balcony "The gift of Andrew Carnegie Esq".

Listing NGR: TQ3819977319

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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