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Description: Worksop Central Library and Museum
Date Listed: 19 April 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 241355
OS Grid Reference: SK5880778975
OS Grid Coordinates: 458807, 378975
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3045, -1.1190
SK 5878 NE WORKSOP MEMORIAL AVENUE
8/91 Worksop Central
Library and Museum
Library and museum. 1938, by Haslam, Son Holley. Ashlar and
handmade brick with flat roofs and shallow dome with pavement
lights. Cross plan with apsidal ends, lower flanking wings, and
projecting wing each side; single storey, 15 bays. All windows
metal framed with hori zontal ventilators. Main south front has
central distyle Tuscan portico with moulded architrave, and frieze
inscribed "Central Library and Museum"; above, parapet with Town
Arms and flagpole. Flanked by 2 windows, and beyond, 5 further
windows. Each end of central block has 6 windows. Above, domed
rotunda with decorative bands and ashlar coping, and bronze
finial. Symmetrical rear elevation has central wing with 7
windows, flanked by 4 windows and single metal doors with
overlights. Interior has original cork wall panelling and
original bookcases in former reading, room which has glazed false
ceiling. Outside, entrance steps flanked by square stone piers
of 4 stages with vase capitals. Pathway has 2 similar piers with
round caps. Curved brick dwarf boundary wall with ashlar coping
has 28 dwarf piers linked by 2 metal bands, and a pair of matching
gatepiers with ornamental metal gates.
Listing NGR: SK5880778975
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Source: English Heritage
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