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Statutory Address:

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

City of Kingston upon Hull (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TA 07427 28754


TA02NE 680-1/8/31

KINGSTON UPON HULL ANLABY ROAD (North side) Former Carnegie Public Library

(Formerly listed as Carnegie Public Library at south entrance to West Park)


Former Public library. Dated 1905. By JH Hirst, City Architect. Paid for by Andrew Carnegie Foundation. Half-timbered Domestic Revival style. Brick, partly timber-framed, with rendered nogging. Hipped plain tile roofs. Deep eaves with gutter on wrought-iron scroll brackets. L-plan with limbs of unequal size, and a 2-storey octagonal porch at the inside angle. Octagonal porch has a close studded first floor and a pyramidal roof topped with a weather vane. Above, eight 2-light leaded casements, with a panel under the front one inscribed "Carnegie Public Library". Below, a projecting single-storey porch with close studded gable and a pair of half-glazed doors with side lights. Beyond, on either side, a 2-light window with brick mullion. Main wing, to right, 3 storeys, 4 bays, has an open wooden arcade with segment-headed bays and beneath it, a pair of glazed doors with side and top lights with glazing bars. Above, a box dormer with 5 glazing bar lights. Right return has a similar arcade, 3 bays, with a pair of doors and a similar dormer above. At the rear, three 3-light glazing bar cross casements. Smaller left wing has a large external brick stack at the outer end. Close studded upper part has a single light leaded window. Brick underbuild has a segment-headed cellar opening and to left a small brick mullioned 2-light window. INTERIOR has an octagonal entrance hall articulated by fluted wooden columns, with glazed brick dado and mosaic frieze. Leaded glazed double doors and screens and corniced issue desk with similar screen. Main wing has fitted corniced bookshelves and common rafter roof.

Listing NGR: TA0742728754


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

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Date: 13 Apr 2001
Reference: IOE01/03841/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Turner. Source Historic England Archive
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