KENTON LIBRARY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1113309

Date first listed: 30-Mar-1999

Statutory Address: KENTON LIBRARY, KENTON LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: KENTON LIBRARY, KENTON LANE

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Harrow (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 17076 89549

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History

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Details

TQ 18 NE KENTON LANE (West side)

1157/4/10032 Kenton library

II

Public library, 1939 by W T Curtis and H W Burchett of Middlesex County Council Architect's Department. Brown brick, flat roof. Single storey, with three storey central tower. L-shaped plan with central issuing desk and reading rooms in each wing. The square tower has two small, latter projections on the south-east corner, one of brick and one glazed. Both wings tit by tall metal windows. Entrance hall lit by east watt of glass bricks. Interior: original staircase, issuing desk and screen, and original bookcases. The main reading room is both side-tit and top-lit by means of circular perforated openings. Included as a good example of the Middlesex County Architect's Department's style adopted after 1933, owing much to the work of Wittem Dudok in Hilversum, yet giving a distinctive architectural form of calibre and panache to the London suburbs. This example is especially notable for its boldly geometric composition and the survival of internal fittings. Sources Architect and Building News, 3 March 1939, pp.278-9 The Builder, 18 April 1941 Architecture Illustrated, September 1941





Listing NGR: TQ1707689549

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 473478

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Architecture Illustrated' in September, (1941)
'The Builder' in 18 April, (1941)
'Architect and Building News' in 3 March, (1939), 278-279

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