EAST GREENWICH LIBRARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1213986
Date first listed:
16-Mar-1993
Statutory Address:
EAST GREENWICH LIBRARY, 203, WOOLWICH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
EAST GREENWICH LIBRARY, 203, WOOLWICH ROAD

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Greenwich (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 40090 78330

Details

TQ 4078 WOOLWICH ROAD

786-/17/10019 No 203 East Greenwich Library

II

Public Library. 1905 Carnegie Library by Sydney R J Smith in Neo-Classical style. Built for the Carnegie Trust. Red brick with Portland stone dressings and slate roof with 2 end chimneystack. Asymmetrical. Central block of 2 storeys 7 windows has central block of 3 windows projecting, with ramped up parapet, central open pediment and pilasters of alternate brick and stone. Central round-headed window with keystone and 12 pane sash with bronze plaque with lettering "Greenwich Central Public Library". Ground floor window has a Venetian window and bronze plaque with inscription "The Gift of Andrew Carnegie. "1st floor flanking windows are circular with keystone. Left side plain doorcase with rectangular fanlight and keystone. Elaborate right side doorcase has curved stone hood with brackets in the shape of putti and doorcase with eared architrave with putto to keystone and carved wreath behind. The wings are of 2 strap two windows with further extensions of 1 storey to ground floor. All ground floor windows have aprons beneath. Curved corner. Rear elevation of 1 storey has to left, 2 sashes with pilasters, then central section of 7 bays with cambered casements and 2 rooflights and right side 4 bay wing with pilasters and oculus over doorcase. Interior has original doors with brass handles throughout. Large library has late C20 suspended ceiling supported on original tuscan columns. Children's library has original roof structure visible, of arched trace type with urn struts and boarded roof. Original fireplace, including cast iron fireplace painted over with Art Nouveau motifs.

Listing NGR: TQ4009078330

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
398687
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: 13 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/09906/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Miss Emma Peios. Source Historic England Archive
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