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Public Library, Harrogate

Description: Public Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 February 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 329973

OS Grid Reference: SE3034755094
OS Grid Coordinates: 430347, 455094
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9910, -1.5386

Location: 3 Raglan Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5RD

Locality: Harrogate
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG1 5RD

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Public Library
SE 3055 SW 14/182


Circa 1904 by H T Hare; a later extension was planned for the east end but not
built. "Bankers' Georgian" style. 2 storeys and semi-basement. 2 bay front.
Rusticated sandstone?ashlar. Main bay with 2 giant attached Ionic columns rising
from basement podium and carrying entablature with blocking course and centrepiece.
Central aedicular window in arched recess with coved reveals, and shell treatment
of arch with head on keystone and flanking swags ; on window cornice arms of Harrogate
in cartouche flanked by seated putti. Wide segmental arched window to basement.
Architraved doorway with block dressings, keys, cornice and lunette above flanked
by female allegorical figures. Plaque in frieze of main entablature inscribed
"Carnegie Library."

Listing NGR: SE3034755094

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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