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Leyton Public Library, Waltham Forest

Description: Leyton Public Library

Grade: II
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

Location: Ruckholt Road, Walthamstow, Greater London E10 5PE

Locality: Waltham Forest
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E10 5PE

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Listing Text

Leyton E10
(west side)
Leyton Public Library

- II

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

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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