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Latitude: 51.5926 / 51°35'33"N
Longitude: -0.3113 / 0°18'40"W
OS Eastings: 517076
OS Northings: 189549
OS Grid: TQ170895
Mapcode National: GBR 6X.B66
Mapcode Global: VHGQH.K79F
Entry Name: Kenton Library
Listing Date: 30 March 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113309
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473478
Location: Harrow, London, HA3
Electoral Ward/Division: Kenton West
Built-Up Area: Harrow
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Mary Kenton
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 18 NE KENTON LANE (West side)
1157/4/10032 Kenton library
Public library, 1939 by W T Curtis and H W Burchett of Middlesex County Council Architect's Department. Brown brick, flat roof. Single storey, with three storey central tower. L-shaped plan with central issuing desk and reading rooms in each wing. The square tower has two small, latter projections on the south-east corner, one of brick and one glazed. Both wings tit by tall metal windows. Entrance hall lit by east watt of glass bricks.
Interior: original staircase, issuing desk and screen, and original bookcases. The main reading room is both side-tit and top-lit by means of circular perforated openings.
Included as a good example of the Middlesex County Architect's Department's style adopted after 1933, owing much to the work of Wittem Dudok in Hilversum, yet giving a distinctive architectural form of calibre and panache to the London suburbs. This example is especially notable for its boldly geometric composition and the survival of internal fittings.
Architect and Building News, 3 March 1939, pp.278-9
The Builder, 18 April 1941
Architecture Illustrated, September 1941
Listing NGR: TQ1707689549
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