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Stalybridge Public Library, Stalybridge

Description: Stalybridge Public Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 212641

OS Grid Reference: SJ9638298507
OS Grid Coordinates: 396382, 398507
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4833, -2.0560

Location: Dean Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside SK15 2PW

Locality: Stalybridge
County: Tameside
Country: England
Postcode: SK15 2PW

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Listing Text

(east side)
4/182 Stalybridge
- Public Library

Public library. 1897-1901. By J. Medland Taylor. Hammer-
dressed stone ground floor, brick first floor and clay tile
roof. Total of 6 bays and 2 storeys. Jacobean revival.
Projecting plinth, continuous sill bands and first floor
cornice, eaves cornice, irregular quoins and coped gables
with ball finials. Bay 1 projects as a gabled wing, bay 3
has a single-storey porch and bay 5 a projecting chimney
stack with canted sides. The porch has cast iron gates
within a round-headed arch on bulbous Ionic columns which is
flanked by taller Ionic columns supporting the entablature.
The entablature is inscribed "Astley Cheetham Public
Library" above 3 basket-headed arches: It has a cornice
which breaks forward above smaller Ionic columns. Windows
have 2 or 3-light, mullions and transoms, and 3 first floor
windows break through the eaves line and have shaped gables.
Bow window on right return. Interior: central atrium
surrounded by elliptical keystone arches on rusticated
columns giving access to the peripheral rooms one of which is
a hall-like edifice with hammer-beam roof trusses. Moulded
plaster ceilings and timber screens.

Listing NGR: SJ9638298507

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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