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Carnegie Public Library and Adjacent Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Long Eaton Central, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8956 / 52°53'44"N

Longitude: -1.2728 / 1°16'22"W

OS Eastings: 449014

OS Northings: 333380

OS Grid: SK490333

Mapcode National: GBR 7GV.H0D

Mapcode Global: WHDH3.FG3Z

Entry Name: Carnegie Public Library and Adjacent Gates

Listing Date: 2 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087976

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82224

Location: Erewash, Derbyshire, NG10

County: Derbyshire

District: Erewash

Civil Parish: Non Civil Parish

District Council Ward: Long Eaton Central

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Long Eaton St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

PARISH OF LONG EATON TAMWORTH ROAD
SK 43 SE
4/39 (West Side)
Carnegie Public
Library and
adjacent gates
GV II

Public library and adjacent gate. 1906, by architects Gorman
and Ross. Art Nouveau style. Built for Long Eaton Urban
District Council. Red brick with ashlar dressings and plinth,
plus recessed frieze of small blue glazed tiles just below the
eaves. Hipped Westmorland slate roof with belled, overhanging
eaves. Single storey and three bays. Advanced central bay has
deeply coved arch with lintel just above eaves level and a semi-
circular headed pediment. This is flanked by slightly lower
abutments, each with segment headed panels above the eaves. The
bay is approached by two flights of steps with a central
platform which has a curved parapet. The arch is filled by a
large grid-like glazed screen with bevelled glass and has
inappropriatel960s replacement doors to centre. Above, the
pediment has small dentillations round the edge and a mosaiced
tympanum with the figure of Learning set against a golden
sunburst. The lintel is inscribed 'Free Library' in Art Nouveau
script. To either side the abutments have tall thin windows set
in raised brick panels, each flanked by plain stone pilaster
strips with scrolled tops. The panels above are filled with
gold mosaic, inscribed 'Pax' to south and 'Lux' to north. To
either side of the central bay are the downpipes which have
stylish bracketed hopper heads, and beyond to either side, there
are canted bay windows with tapering stone work below and
Egyptian style stone pilasters to either side. The windows have
narrow side lights and a shallow band of grid glazing, like the
central screen, to the base of each light. There is a similar,
but not identical, window to the north elevation. Large 1960s
addition to north west corner of no interest. Interior has the
original glazed grid-like entrance screen and fine Art Nouveau
ironwork roof to the rear section of the building. There is
also a contemporary stained glass window by Stoddart of
Nottingham. Approximately 7 metres to east of the main entrance
is a pair of free-standing iron gates, all that now remains of
the original Art Nouveau railings that encircled the library.
Both gates have a decorative panel to centre and a band of
pierced circles running across about midway up.


Listing NGR: SK4901433380

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