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Public Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.991 / 53°59'27"N

Longitude: -1.5386 / 1°32'19"W

OS Eastings: 430347

OS Northings: 455094

OS Grid: SE303550

Mapcode National: GBR KQP9.P2

Mapcode Global: WHC8F.BYK9

Entry Name: Public Library

Listing Date: 4 February 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1149398

English Heritage Legacy ID: 329973

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Town: Harrogate

Electoral Ward/Division: Low Harrogate

Built-Up Area: Harrogate

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: High Harrogate St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


1.
5338 VICTORIA AVENUE
(North Side)
Public Library
SE 3055 SW 14/182

II


2.
Circa 1904 by H T Hare; a later extension was planned for the east end but not
built. "Bankers' Georgian" style. 2 storeys and semi-basement. 2 bay front.
Rusticated sandstone?ashlar. Main bay with 2 giant attached Ionic columns rising
from basement podium and carrying entablature with blocking course and centrepiece.
Central aedicular window in arched recess with coved reveals, and shell treatment
of arch with head on keystone and flanking swags ; on window cornice arms of Harrogate
in cartouche flanked by seated putti. Wide segmental arched window to basement.
Architraved doorway with block dressings, keys, cornice and lunette above flanked
by female allegorical figures. Plaque in frieze of main entablature inscribed
"Carnegie Library."


Listing NGR: SE3034755094

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