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Public Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Kensington and Fairfield, Liverpool

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1343641

English Heritage Legacy ID: 214349

Location: Liverpool, L7

County: Liverpool

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

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Listing Text

SJ 3690 KENSINGTON
L7

28/672 Public Library
(formerly listed
under Kensington
14.3.75 Road)

- II


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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