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Latitude: 53.4466 / 53°26'47"N
Longitude: -1.9501 / 1°57'0"W
OS Eastings: 403412
OS Northings: 394423
OS Grid: SK034944
Mapcode National: GBR GXTL.M7
Mapcode Global: WHB9T.0MNN
Entry Name: Victoria Hall and Public Library
Listing Date: 22 May 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1384300
English Heritage Legacy ID: 484734
Location: High Peak, Derbyshire, SK13
District: High Peak
Town: High Peak
District Council Ward: Howard Town
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Whitfield St James
Church of England Diocese: Derby
SK0394 TALBOT STREET
921-1/10/31 (West side)
Victoria Hall and Public Library
Concert hall and public library. 1887. Coursed rock-faced
millstone grit with ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roofs
with coped gables and kneelers.
STYLE: Gothic Revival.
PLAN: cruciform plan, the main range containing library to
ground and hall to first floor, with entrances in east and
west wings that to east with bell tower.
EXTERIOR: 2 Storeys. Chamfered plinth and chamfered sill
Square east bell tower has steps and ramp to 4-centred arch
doorway in moulded ashlar surround with double panel doors and
overlight, flanked by single dated foundation stones, above 2
single light windows and rectangular plaque with coat-of-arms
inscribed:- 'Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough/ Virtus,
Veritas et Libertas.'
Above again single pointed arch bell opening to each face with
tracery and louvres. Topped quatrefoil parapet, projecting
corner pinnacles with ball finials and square spire with
finial and lucarnes.
Main north front has 5 window canted apsidal end with 4 window
sides, divided by single storey pilasters topped with ball
finials. Blind quatrefoil panels between floors, topped with
blind arcaded and coped parapet. Side windows single light,
apsidal windows paired in chamfered surrounds with dividing
mullion. Central bay topped by pedimented gable with ball
finial and escutcheon inscribed:- 'Public Library Glossop'
To west entrance to Victoria Hall similar to east entrance
with 2 similar windows above topped with gable.
Remaining elevations with similar detailing, basement level
apparent to rear south facade.
INTERIOR: has main entrance hall with glazed tiles bearing
heraldic motif and inscription. Tower contains staircase to
first floor hall. Opposing entrance from west with wooden
staircase. Ground floor library retains moulded architraves to
panelled doors and engaged pilasters support encased wide
beams. Plastered and painted.
Built to commemorated Queen Victoria's Jubilee, donated by H
Rhodes and Capt Partington, foundation stones laid 30 July
Listing NGR: SK0341294423
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