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Branch Library, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Branch Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 304551

OS Grid Reference: NZ2180165558
OS Grid Coordinates: 421801, 565558
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9842, -1.6609

Location: Fenham Hall Dr, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 9LT

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE4 9LT

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Listing Text

(South side)
8/239 Branch Library
Branch Library. Opened 8 June 1938 (plaque in vestibule). Brick with ashlar-coped
plinth and ashlar door surround; pantiled roof. One high storey. 11 bays,
symmetrical. Panelled double door and fishscale overlight in high, wide surround with
architrave and recessed band above. LIBRARY in bronze letters over door. Metal
glazing bars to fixed lights, with central casements and tiled brick sills, recessed
in panels with soldier-course lintels, set in wide band of vertical courses. Felt-
covered parapet coping. Hipped roof has central square ventilator.
Interior shows high quality woodwork and levelled glass. Fluted frieze to bookshelves
lining walls. Vestibule, double doors to each side (one blocked) and single doors to
issue desk with half-glazed screen; window in librarian's room at left gives view of
library. A well-planned space. Radiating free-standing shelves and wall shelves with
fluted frieze.

Listing NGR: NZ2180165558

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Source: English Heritage

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