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Latitude: 54.3292 / 54°19'45"N
Longitude: -2.7477 / 2°44'51"W
OS Eastings: 351472
OS Northings: 492884
OS Grid: SD514928
Mapcode National: GBR 9L7C.XV
Mapcode Global: WH82W.RGR0
Entry Name: Carnegie Library and Forecourt Railings
Listing Date: 30 January 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1157878
English Heritage Legacy ID: 75502
Location: Kendal, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA9
District: South Lakeland
Civil Parish: Kendal
Built-Up Area: Kendal
Traditional County: Westmorland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Kendal St Thomas
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
SD 5192 NW KENDAL STRICKLANDGATE
7/157 Carnegie Library &
Public library. Dated 1908 on cartouche in upper pediment; by T.F. Pennington.
Rough-dressed limestone blocks on plinth; sandstone used for central bay and
other detailing including main windows (with lintel and sill bands) dentilled
cornice, and corniced parapet. Hipped, graduated slate roof; corniced stone
chimney to south end, polychrome octagonal louvred vent to north end.
Symmetrical; single tall storey with attic and cellar, 7 bays. Giant-order
central bay, with open segmental pediment supported on unfluted Ionic columns,
has splayed stone steps up to plank double doors in pedimented doorcase
surmounted by panel, with CARNEGIE LIBRARY in raised sans-serif lettering;
ornate foliate surround to large oculus above. 3 tall, square-leaded, casements
in pedimented architraves to either side; 3 segmental-headed cellar windows to
either side of steps. Ornate wrought-iron forecourt railings are extended as
handrails to steps.
Listing NGR: SD5147292884
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