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Latitude: 53.4116 / 53°24'41"N
Longitude: -2.9534 / 2°57'12"W
OS Eastings: 336722
OS Northings: 390952
OS Grid: SJ367909
Mapcode National: GBR 7CM.31
Mapcode Global: WH877.LHTZ
Entry Name: Public Library
Listing Date: 14 March 1975
Last Amended: 19 June 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1343641
English Heritage Legacy ID: 214349
Location: Liverpool, L7
Electoral Ward/Division: Kensington and Fairfield
Built-Up Area: Liverpool
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside
Church of England Parish: Liverpool, All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Liverpool
SJ 3690 KENSINGTON
28/672 Public Library
Library. 1889-90. Thomas Shelmerdine junior. Enlarged 1897.
Brick with stone dressings, tile roof. One storey, 3
bays. Centre entrance of squat stone Ionic columns with
carved lower drums, entablature with pulvinated, inscribed
frieze flanked by stone round-headed architraved panels,
that to right with inscribed tablet and semi-circular
pediment, with open stone arcading across the top. Higher
flanking wings, the left hand having large round-headed
window with mullion and transom, small gable over, of 1897.
The right hand wing having Venetian window and a curved
Flemish gable and arcaded parapet; similar gable to right
return, recessed corner with angle buttress between. Wooden
lantern, octagonal 2 stages, with flying buttresses and dome
ogival cupola. Interior has Ionic iron columns, octagonal
lantern and segmental arched iron vaulting; and clerestory.
Listing NGR: SJ3672290952
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