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Public Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Purton, Wiltshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356021

English Heritage Legacy ID: 317958

Location: Purton, Wiltshire, SN5

County: Wiltshire

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

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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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