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Library Approximately 20 Metres North West of King Alfred's School

A Grade II Listed Building in Wantage, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5868 / 51°35'12"N

Longitude: -1.4297 / 1°25'46"W

OS Eastings: 439606

OS Northings: 187702

OS Grid: SU396877

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y5.KB9

Mapcode Global: VHC12.5CJX

Entry Name: Library Approximately 20 Metres North West of King Alfred's School

Listing Date: 6 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1048522

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251249

Location: Wantage, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Wantage

Built-Up Area: Wantage

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

WANTAGE PORTWAY
SU3987 (North side)
7/150 Library approx. 20m. NW of
King Alfred's School

GV II


Library. c.1872, by William Butterfield. English bond brick with flared headers
in diaper pattern; limestone ashlar dressings; old tile roof; brick stacks. One
storey; 4-window range. Hipped central porch has wood pointed chamfered arch to
lobby with segmental headed arch over plank double doors with decorative hinges.
Porch flanked by outshuts with 2-light chamfered stone-mullioned windows with
chamfered brick jambs, and offset buttresses. Hipped half-dormers have 2-light
transomed windows with cusped heads. Flush ashlar band beneath dog-tooth eaves.
Gabled roof with ashlar coping, moulded kneelers and decorative ridge tiles;
offset rear lateral stack. Side walls have segmental arches over 2- and 3-light
windows with cusped heads. 2 similar half dormers flank rear stack. Interior has
arch-braced collar-truss roof.


Listing NGR: SU3960687702

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