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Public Library, Purton

Description: Public Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 317958

OS Grid Reference: SU0933987765
OS Grid Coordinates: 409339, 187765
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5887, -1.8666

Location: 70 Station Road, Purton, Wiltshire SN5 4AA

Locality: Purton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN5 4AA

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Listing Text

(north side)

8/311 Public Library


Workmen's Institute, now Library. 1879-80 for James Sadler.
Squared coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings, slate roof.
3 storeys, 3 bays with gabled 3-storey front wing containing
entrance and stair, and caretaker's dwelling attached to rear.
Door in front wing under carved canopy or columns. Windows with
cambered moulded heads and timber paned frames. Stair gable has
quatrefoils with stone from former school house on site xxxxx by
Miriam Stevens, M. STEVENS, 1779 and J.S. & A.M.S. 1879. Clock
face in pediment. Right end has large ground floor bow window.
Bell turret with timber balustrade and wind vane. Building
occupies an important pivotal point in the centre of Purton.

Listing NGR: SU0933987765

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Source: English Heritage

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