Description: The Edith Payne Free Library
Date Listed: 6 April 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 302958
OS Grid Reference: TQ3044224750
OS Grid Coordinates: 530442, 124750
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0074, -0.1421
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TQ 3024 NW CUCKFIELD HIGH STREET
7/46 The Edith Payne Free
(formerly listed as Queen's
Hall and library. Dated 1897-1901 on porch. Sandstone ashlar with Horsham stone
slab roof in Elizabethan style. 2 storeys, gable fronted. One large mullioned
and transomed window to each floor with a blank one in gable, all with head moulds.
Moulded band between floors. Gable has stone coping with finial and kneelers with
lozenge decoration (probably copied from Marshalls qv Item 7/47). Bracketed eaves
cornice to side. Right hand porch, slightly set back with late C16 style doorcase
with 4 centred arch, mutule frieze, brackets, fluted pilasters with strapwork motifs
below and blank shields and stylized leaves in the spandrels. Plank door. Above
the door is the inscription 'Queen's Hall and Public Library 1897-1901' and a lamp.
The interior contains a staircase with twisted balusters and a hall with hammer-
beam style roof.
Listing NGR: TQ3044224750
Source: English Heritage
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