CAVERSHAM FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1113456

Date first listed: 14-Dec-1978

Statutory Address: CAVERSHAM FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, CHURCH STREET

Map

Ordnance survey map of CAVERSHAM FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
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Location

Statutory Address: CAVERSHAM FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, CHURCH STREET

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

District: Reading (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SU 71349 74812

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

CHURCH STREET 1. 5128 Caversham Caversham Free Public Library SU 7174 11/455 II 2. Foundation stone laid 23.iij 1907. Site given by Andrew Carnegie. Architect possibly F W Albury. Irregular red brick and stone sub-Voysey style with tiled roof. Asymmetrically disposed gables - one with inscription, other with date - flanking off centre tower which has pylon corner piers, and which is capped by ball finials and a small copper domed stair turret. Entrance in tower with large columns. Above is an Atlas figure (signed B L) supporting a clock. 3 windows in all, 3, 1 and 2 lights with dividing pilasters of alternate stone and brick and floral caps. Memorial tablet in marbled lobby. 3 window return to Hemdean Road. Interior altered.

Listing NGR: SU7134974812

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 38884

Legacy System: LBS

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