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Library Approximately 20 Metres North West of King Alfred's School, Wantage

Description: Library Approximately 20 Metres North West of King Alfred's School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 251249

OS Grid Reference: SU3960687702
OS Grid Coordinates: 439606, 187702
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5868, -1.4297

Location: 35 Locks Lane, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 9BY

Locality: Wantage
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX12 9BY

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Listing Text

SU3987 (North side)
7/150 Library approx. 20m. NW of
King Alfred's School


Library. c.1872, by William Butterfield. English bond brick with flared headers
in diaper pattern; limestone ashlar dressings; old tile roof; brick stacks. One
storey; 4-window range. Hipped central porch has wood pointed chamfered arch to
lobby with segmental headed arch over plank double doors with decorative hinges.
Porch flanked by outshuts with 2-light chamfered stone-mullioned windows with
chamfered brick jambs, and offset buttresses. Hipped half-dormers have 2-light
transomed windows with cusped heads. Flush ashlar band beneath dog-tooth eaves.
Gabled roof with ashlar coping, moulded kneelers and decorative ridge tiles;
offset rear lateral stack. Side walls have segmental arches over 2- and 3-light
windows with cusped heads. 2 similar half dormers flank rear stack. Interior has
arch-braced collar-truss roof.

Listing NGR: SU3960687702

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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