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Former Gilstrap Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

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Latitude: 53.0775 / 53°4'38"N

Longitude: -0.8118 / 0°48'42"W

OS Eastings: 479692

OS Northings: 354022

OS Grid: SK796540

Mapcode National: GBR CLM.5JT

Mapcode Global: WHFHH.HXM3

Entry Name: Former Gilstrap Library

Listing Date: 6 March 1984

Last Amended: 13 August 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384968

Location: Newark, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire, NG24

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Newark and Sherwood

Civil Parish: Newark

Built-Up Area: Newark-on-Trent

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Newark-upon-Trent with Coddington

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Listing Text


619-1/5/119 (North West side)
06/03/84 Former Gilstrap Library.
(Formerly Listed as:
Gilstrap Library and Gatepiers)


Former public library, now disused. 1882 by William Henman of
Henman & Beddoes of Birmingham for William Gilstrap, a local
maltster who was mayor of Newark in 1888. Rear addition 1933,
in sympathetic style. Rockfaced stone with ashlar dressings
and plain tile roof with octagonal wooden lantern with leaded
ogee dome. Jacobean Revival style. Chamfered plinth, sill
band, moulded eaves, shouldered coped gables with ornate
finials, single gable stack. Chamfered, mullioned and
transomed windows throughout. Single storey plus attics and
basement. 3 bay triple gabled east front has a recessed
central bay containing a single storey crenellated porch
topped with crest and finial. Pointed doorway with shafts and
lintel inscribed "Gilstrap Library", flanked single 3 light
windows. Above and behind, a large 4 light window with
tympanum. To left, a crenellated square bay window with 5
lights. To right, a large 6 light window and above it a small
round window with trefoil tracery. 3 bay north front has a
central gabled square bay window, 6 lights, flanked by single
2 storey splayed bay windows with hipped roofs. West front has
to left a single gabled bay with with a 6 light window and
central addition, 1933. Single storey, 6 window range of 2
light windows, topped with parapet. Set back south bay has 2
(Buildings of England: N Pevsner, revised E Williamson:
Nottinghamshire: Harmondsworth: 1979-: 191).

Listing NGR: SK7969254022

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