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DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY

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: DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY

List entry Number: 1077095

Location

DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY, MAYFAIR GARDENS
DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY, VICTORIA ROAD

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

County:

District: Sandwell

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Feb-1982

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 219370

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SANDWELL MB VICTORIA ROAD/MAYFAIR GARDENS SO 99 SE Tipton 4/149 District Public Library 10.2.82 II

Public library. 1905 by George H Wenyon. Red brick with bands of yellow terra cotta and tile roof. Free style. Main buildings of one storey. Entrance at base of tower, facing Victoria Road. Tower has corner buttresses and a domed lantern. Above the round-arched doorway is a terra cotta panel with inscription: "Tipton Free Library AD 1905". To the right are five bays which have windows of three lights with transom, separated by buttresses. Gables over second and fourth bays. A foundation stone is inscribed: "Erected by the Munificence of Andrew Carnegie Esq .....". To the left of the tower is the gable of a wing which faces Mayfair Gardens. The lower part of the wall is canted and has two 2-light mullioned windows. Above is a round-headed window with mullions and transom. The left hand return wall of this wing is of five bays separated by buttresses and has windows of four lights with transom, except for the right hand bay which contains a canted bay window.

Listing NGR: SO9615691769

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National Grid Reference: SO 96156 91769

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