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Description: District Public Library
Date Listed: 10 February 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 219370
OS Grid Reference: SO9615691769
OS Grid Coordinates: 396156, 291769
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5238, -2.0581
SANDWELL MB VICTORIA ROAD/MAYFAIR GARDENS
SO 99 SE
4/149 District Public Library
Public library. 1905 by George H Wenyon. Red brick with bands of yellow
terra cotta and tile roof. Free style. Main buildings of one storey.
Entrance at base of tower, facing Victoria Road. Tower has corner buttresses
and a domed lantern. Above the round-arched doorway is a terra cotta panel
with inscription: "Tipton Free Library AD 1905". To the right are five bays
which have windows of three lights with transom, separated by buttresses.
Gables over second and fourth bays. A foundation stone is inscribed:
"Erected by the Munificence of Andrew Carnegie Esq .....". To the left of
the tower is the gable of a wing which faces Mayfair Gardens. The lower part
of the wall is canted and has two 2-light mullioned windows. Above is a
round-headed window with mullions and transom. The left hand return wall
of this wing is of five bays separated by buttresses and has windows of four
lights with transom, except for the right hand bay which contains a canted
Listing NGR: SO9615691769
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Source: English Heritage
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