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Durning Library, Lambeth

Description: Durning Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 March 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 204324

OS Grid Reference: TQ3130278353
OS Grid Coordinates: 531302, 178353
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4889, -0.1102

Location: Kennington Lane, Lambeth, Greater London SE11 4HQ

Locality: Lambeth
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SE11 4HQ

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Listing Text

1. (south side)

No 167
(Durning Library)


1889 by Sidney Smith. Gothic Revival with North Italian and Flemish attributes.
Tall, narrow building of 3 storeys, attic and basement; 2 bays at right and
a tower bay, of 4 storeys and basement under tall pyramidal roof, at left.
Fareham red brick with dressings of different stones. Very steeply pitched
slated roof with tall chimneys. Elaborate facade with mixture of Gothic, Tudor
and Renaissance motifs. Projecting open arcaded ground floor with balustrade
and set back left and central entrances. Tile and terra-cotta decoration above
arcade. Second floor oriel on elaborate corbel has highly decorated gable above,
and a griffin rests on a corbelled bracket below.

Listing NGR: TQ3130278353

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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