CARNEGIE LIBRARY AND FORECOURT RAILINGS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1157878
Date first listed:
30-Jan-1985
Statutory Address:
CARNEGIE LIBRARY AND FORECOURT RAILINGS, STRICKLANDGATE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CARNEGIE LIBRARY AND FORECOURT RAILINGS, STRICKLANDGATE

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
South Lakeland (District Authority)
Parish:
Kendal
National Grid Reference:
SD 51472 92884

Details

SD 5192 NW KENDAL STRICKLANDGATE (West side)

7/157 Carnegie Library & forecourt railings

G.V. II

Public library. Dated 1908 on cartouche in upper pediment; by T.F. Pennington. Rough-dressed limestone blocks on plinth; sandstone used for central bay and other detailing including main windows (with lintel and sill bands) dentilled cornice, and corniced parapet. Hipped, graduated slate roof; corniced stone chimney to south end, polychrome octagonal louvred vent to north end. Symmetrical; single tall storey with attic and cellar, 7 bays. Giant-order central bay, with open segmental pediment supported on unfluted Ionic columns, has splayed stone steps up to plank double doors in pedimented doorcase surmounted by panel, with CARNEGIE LIBRARY in raised sans-serif lettering; ornate foliate surround to large oculus above. 3 tall, square-leaded, casements in pedimented architraves to either side; 3 segmental-headed cellar windows to either side of steps. Ornate wrought-iron forecourt railings are extended as handrails to steps.

Listing NGR: SD5147292884

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
75502
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 23 Feb 2002
Reference: IOE01/06305/01
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