Description: Reading Room
Date Listed: 25 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 329817
OS Grid Reference: SE7214268014
OS Grid Coordinates: 472142, 468014
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1030, -0.8982
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SE 76 NW WELBURN VILLAGE STREET
5/135 Reading Room
Reading room, now public hall. Late C18 with C20 alteration. Chiselled
sandstone to front with rubble sandstone sides on squared sandstone plinth;
herringbone-tooled raised quoins and finely tooled dressings; slate roof
with timber bellcote and rebuilt brick stacks. Single-storey, 3-bay front
with lower single bay outbuilding to left. Board door to left, in
outbuilding, beneath tripartite lintel. Original doorway to centre in
raised triple-keyed surround now blocked by a 16-pane sash with stone sill.
Similar windows to left and right. Over the centre opening is a First World
War memorial clock, to which the keystone beneath has been inscribed with
the dedication. Raised eaves band. Coped gables and shaped kneelers. End
right and centre stacks. Bellcote containing the clock bell to right of
Listing NGR: SE7214268014
Source: English Heritage
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