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Wavertree District Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Wavertree, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.3993 / 53°23'57"N

Longitude: -2.9245 / 2°55'28"W

OS Eastings: 338623

OS Northings: 389563

OS Grid: SJ386895

Mapcode National: GBR 7KR.BF

Mapcode Global: WH878.1TMD

Entry Name: Wavertree District Library

Listing Date: 14 March 1975

Last Amended: 19 June 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072998

English Heritage Legacy ID: 359244

Location: Liverpool, L15

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Wavertree

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Wavertree Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

(south side)

31/900 No 244
14.3.75. (formerly listed
with piers in


Library. 1902-3, Thomas Shelmerdine. Red brick, dressed
stone, slate roof. One storey, 3 bays; end bays break
forward under gables, central bay recessed over entrance,
with shaped gable. Stone quoins and bands to gables
modillioned cornice. End bay windows are tripartite with
rusticated Ionic colonnettes and antae, entablatures with
pulvinated cornices. Diocletian windows above with Gibbs
surrounds and triple keys. Gables have flanking scrolls and
obelisks. Central entrance with flanking 2-light windows.
Rustictated tetrastyle Ionic colonnade with central open
pediment. Entrance has architrave with triple key.
Balustrade above, and recessed shaped gable with 2-light
window with pediment. Windows have sashes and casements with
glazing bars. Interior has 3 identical parallel rooms, with
3 iron queen-post roofs with dentils, and a clerestory with
dentilled cornice. Plaque to commemorate opening to rear of
central room, bronze with enamel.

Listing NGR: SJ3862389563

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