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Carnegie Library, Lambeth

Description: Carnegie Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 March 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 204301

OS Grid Reference: TQ3233575241
OS Grid Coordinates: 532335, 175241
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4607, -0.0965

Location: Herne Hill Road, Lambeth, Greater London SW2 5XF

Locality: Lambeth
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW2 5XF

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Listing Text

1. (west side)

Carnegie Library
TQ 3275 19/472


1905 by Wakeford and Son. Picturesque building combining classical framework
with Tudor-like large mullioned and transomed windows. Red brick with terra-cotta
dressings and lakeland slate roofs. One-storey front range of 7 wide bays with
2 bell-cupolas on roof ridge. Centre and end bays project under gables. The
front is framed in an Ionic Order with pilasters to windows and freestanding
columns at angles of end bays. Open pediments over windows contain draped cartouches.
Round-arched central entrance in rusticated terra-cotta panel has Ionic columns
supporting open pediment with draped cartouche bearing escutcheous. Balcony
above with side balustrades. Two-bay returns to 3-storey side wings of 5 and
4 bays with large windows and entablatures to floors, heavy modillioned eaves

Listing NGR: TQ3233575241

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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