Description: Leyton Public Library
Date Listed: 1 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 206889
OS Grid Reference: TQ3823486284
OS Grid Coordinates: 538234, 186284
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5585, -0.0073
TQ 38 NE HIGH ROAD
Leyton Public Library
Public library. Dated 1881. By John Knight. Gault brick, stone dressings;
low slate roof with tall slated pavilion roof to corner. Prominent corner site
with corner entrance at base of low tower. Victorian eclectric manner. To High
Road Leyton: 3 storeys, 5 bays, with lower 2 storey bay to right with further
entrance. Corinthian pilastered pedimented doorways. Square-headed artchitraved
windows, pedimented to ground floor with incised decoration to lintels. Sashes,
plate-glass. Cornices between storeys; main console cornice above second floor.
Return elevation to Ruckholt Road with similar decorative treatment but irregular
window pattern. Decorative iron-cresting to roofs. Forms part of Leyton Town
Hall complex. Included for group value.
Listing NGR: TQ3823486284
Source: English Heritage
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