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Latitude: 51.5887 / 51°35'19"N
Longitude: -1.8666 / 1°51'59"W
OS Eastings: 409339
OS Northings: 187765
OS Grid: SU093877
Mapcode National: GBR 3SM.8X8
Mapcode Global: VHB3C.LBKG
Entry Name: Public Library
Listing Date: 17 April 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1356021
English Heritage Legacy ID: 317958
Location: Purton, Wiltshire, SN5
Civil Parish: Purton
Built-Up Area: Purton
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Purton
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
SU 08 NE PURTON HIGH STREET
8/311 Public Library
Workmen's Institute, now Library. 1879-80 for James Sadler.
Squared coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings, slate roof.
3 storeys, 3 bays with gabled 3-storey front wing containing
entrance and stair, and caretaker's dwelling attached to rear.
Door in front wing under carved canopy or columns. Windows with
cambered moulded heads and timber paned frames. Stair gable has
quatrefoils with stone from former school house on site xxxxx by
Miriam Stevens, M. STEVENS, 1779 and J.S. & A.M.S. 1879. Clock
face in pediment. Right end has large ground floor bow window.
Bell turret with timber balustrade and wind vane. Building
occupies an important pivotal point in the centre of Purton.
Listing NGR: SU0933987765
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