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The Carnegie Library

A Grade II Listed Building in King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7509 / 52°45'3"N

Longitude: 0.4 / 0°24'0"E

OS Eastings: 562079

OS Northings: 319728

OS Grid: TF620197

Mapcode National: GBR N3Q.KY9

Mapcode Global: WHJP7.33RY

Entry Name: The Carnegie Library

Listing Date: 20 April 1982

Last Amended: 26 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195423

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384269

Location: King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE30

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Town: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Electoral Ward/Division: St Margarets with St Nicholas

Built-Up Area: King's Lynn

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

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Listing Text


KING'S LYNN

TF6219NW ST JAMES' ROAD
610-1/10/136 The Carnegie Library
20/04/82
(Formerly Listed as:
LONDON ROAD
(West side)
The Carnegie Library)

GV II

Library. 1904 by HJ Green. Cut carstone, red brick, terracotta
dressings. Plain tiled roofs. Paid for by public subscription
to which Andrew Carnegie largely contributed and who attended
opening 18 May 1905. Large, fan-shaped island block. Gothic
style with Arts and Crafts influence. 3-storey tower at angle
forms entrance porch entered through an arch reached by flight
of steps. Above is a panel bearing inscription: Public
Library. Above this is a canted oriel with an enriched soffit,
cusped lights and crenellations. Parapet to tower also
crenellated, with polygonal clasping buttresses. One-storey
abutting wings have Gothic rampart parapets containing
inscribed terracotta tablets with the names of authors.
Fenestration of 2- and 3-light transomed casements with cusped
lights. Between windows stepped buttresses rise over parapet.


Listing NGR: TF6207919728

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