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Selby Public Library, Selby

Description: Selby Public Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 March 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 325777

OS Grid Reference: SE6144232254
OS Grid Coordinates: 461442, 432254
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7830, -1.0690

Location: James Street, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4QB

Locality: Selby
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO8 4QB

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Listing Text

1. (west side)
5342 ------------
Selby Public Library
SE 6132 SW 4/89 14.3.79


Mid C19. Pink brick. Ashlar dressings. Pitched slate roof. Two storeys. First
floor string. Two principal bays, each with 3 round-headed lancets, those on first
floor set within giant semi-circular relieving arches, and each bay crowned by
moulded gable. Between these, and taken slightly higher, is a pedimented centrepiece
with a round-headed window with shafted reveals and moulded voussoirs. Two outer
bays, gabled on end elevations, with paired round-arched lancets on first floor
and round-headed doors on ground floor. Typical of the best contemporary classicism,
and apparently aware of French examples, such as Hittoff's Gare du Nord, Paris.

Listing NGR: SE6144232254

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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