Description: Public Library
Date Listed: 14 March 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 214349
OS Grid Reference: SJ3672290952
OS Grid Coordinates: 336722, 390952
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4116, -2.9534
SJ 3690 KENSINGTON
28/672 Public Library
Library. 1889-90. Thomas Shelmerdine junior. Enlarged 1897.
Brick with stone dressings, tile roof. One storey, 3
bays. Centre entrance of squat stone Ionic columns with
carved lower drums, entablature with pulvinated, inscribed
frieze flanked by stone round-headed architraved panels,
that to right with inscribed tablet and semi-circular
pediment, with open stone arcading across the top. Higher
flanking wings, the left hand having large round-headed
window with mullion and transom, small gable over, of 1897.
The right hand wing having Venetian window and a curved
Flemish gable and arcaded parapet; similar gable to right
return, recessed corner with angle buttress between. Wooden
lantern, octagonal 2 stages, with flying buttresses and dome
ogival cupola. Interior has Ionic iron columns, octagonal
lantern and segmental arched iron vaulting; and clerestory.
Listing NGR: SJ3672290952
Source: English Heritage
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