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CENTRAL LIBRARY AND GRUNDY ART GALLERY

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CENTRAL LIBRARY AND GRUNDY ART GALLERY

List entry Number: 1072014

Location

CENTRAL LIBRARY AND GRUNDY ART GALLERY, QUEEN STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Blackpool

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Oct-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 183676

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SD 33 NW BLACKPOOL QUEEN STREET

2/19 Central Library and Grundy Art Gallery

II

Library and Art Gallery 1909-10, by Cullen, Lockhead and Brown. Red brick with stone dressings; in free Baroque style. Two storeys on corner site with facades to Abingdon Street and Queen Street. Each facade has 2 flanking pylons on stone plinths, with giant arch breaking the entablature, jambs of banded stone and brick, enclosing pedimented ground floor window and upper staircase window surmounted by a bullseye; between the pylons 4 round-headed windows with eared architraves and exaggerated keystones, between banded pilaster strips. Stone entablature; attic storey above with rectangular windows in architraves with keystones. Facades are hinged on an octagonal lead-roofed dome with urn finial, across which is carried a curved colonnade of coupled Ionic columns supporting an entablature and balustrade; central panel of frieze carries the words "Central Public Library". Art Gallery adjoining the Queen Street facade has banded quoins and entrance of coupled Ionic columns in antis and entablature with stone coping incorporating balustrade.

Listing NGR: SD3077136548

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National Grid Reference: SD 30771 36548

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