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BRANCH 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: BRANCH LIBRARY

List entry Number: 1115497

Location

BRANCH LIBRARY, FENHAM HALL DRIVE

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

County:

District: Newcastle upon Tyne

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Mar-1987

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 304551

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

NZ 26 NW NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE FENHAM HALL DRIVE (South side) 8/239 Branch Library II Branch Library. Opened 8 June 1938 (plaque in vestibule). Brick with ashlar-coped plinth and ashlar door surround; pantiled roof. One high storey. 11 bays, symmetrical. Panelled double door and fishscale overlight in high, wide surround with architrave and recessed band above. LIBRARY in bronze letters over door. Metal glazing bars to fixed lights, with central casements and tiled brick sills, recessed in panels with soldier-course lintels, set in wide band of vertical courses. Felt- covered parapet coping. Hipped roof has central square ventilator. Interior shows high quality woodwork and levelled glass. Fluted frieze to bookshelves lining walls. Vestibule, double doors to each side (one blocked) and single doors to issue desk with half-glazed screen; window in librarian's room at left gives view of library. A well-planned space. Radiating free-standing shelves and wall shelves with fluted frieze.

Listing NGR: NZ2180165558

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National Grid Reference: NZ 21801 65558

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