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Branch Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9842 / 54°59'2"N

Longitude: -1.6609 / 1°39'39"W

OS Eastings: 421801

OS Northings: 565558

OS Grid: NZ218655

Mapcode National: GBR JBVT.73

Mapcode Global: WHC3J.GZBG

Entry Name: Branch Library

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115497

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304551

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Blakelaw

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle Holy Cross

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 26 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE FENHAM HALL DRIVE
(South side)
8/239 Branch Library
II
Branch Library. Opened 8 June 1938 (plaque in vestibule). Brick with ashlar-coped
plinth and ashlar door surround; pantiled roof. One high storey. 11 bays,
symmetrical. Panelled double door and fishscale overlight in high, wide surround with
architrave and recessed band above. LIBRARY in bronze letters over door. Metal
glazing bars to fixed lights, with central casements and tiled brick sills, recessed
in panels with soldier-course lintels, set in wide band of vertical courses. Felt-
covered parapet coping. Hipped roof has central square ventilator.
Interior shows high quality woodwork and levelled glass. Fluted frieze to bookshelves
lining walls. Vestibule, double doors to each side (one blocked) and single doors to
issue desk with half-glazed screen; window in librarian's room at left gives view of
library. A well-planned space. Radiating free-standing shelves and wall shelves with
fluted frieze.


Listing NGR: NZ2180165558

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