This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
NY 0028 WORKINGTON FINKLE STREET (South side) Workington
10/44 Carnegie Arts Centre and Theatre
Library now art centre and theatre. Dated 1904 over original entrance.
Rock-faced calciferous sandstone with red sandstone quoins, eaves cornice with modillions, all on large red sandstone plinth. Hipped graduated greenslate roof with red sandstone ashlar chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 7 bays, with flanking single-storey, 4-bay wings. 2-storey theatre adjoins to left forming overall L-shape. Double panelled doors in eared architrave under console-bracketed hood. Window left of entrance is in a blocked dated doorway. Sash windows with glazing bars in red sandstone architraves, those on ground-floor with arched heads and false keystones. Window over entrance is under large segmental pediment with Latin inscription. Wings have sash windows in red sandstone surrounds. Theatre has C20 ground-floor doorways and windows in original architraves. Principal entrance has alternate-block surround under Venetian window and gable niche. Left return wall has blocked windows, 2 with round arches. Roof has prominent lead and stucco cupola. Rear brick extensions are not of interest.
Listing NGR: NY0019028850
© Mr Gordon Furness. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Furness, Gordon
Rights Holder: Furness, Gordon
Ashlar, Brick, Lead, Sandstone, Slate, Stucco, Victorian Library, Education, Recreational, Art And Education Venue, Arts Centre, Theatre, Music Speech And Dance Venue, Building, Unassigned
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