NEW MALDEN LIBRARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1253431
Date first listed:
15-Mar-1995
Statutory Address:
NEW MALDEN LIBRARY, KINGSTON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
NEW MALDEN LIBRARY, KINGSTON ROAD

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Kingston upon Thames (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 21082 68128

Details

KINGSTON UPON THAMES TQ 26 NW KINGSTON ROAD (south side)

59- /4/10018 New Malden Library

II

Public library. 1939-41 by A R Goldthorp and F C Otton of Malden Borough Council. Brown brick with stone enrichments; roof not visible. The canted entrance block is flanked at right angles by two five-bay ranges. Ground-floor lending library with first floor reference library and lecture room. Entrance set within plain rectangular surround, inscribed PUBLIC LIBRARY. Tall window at first-floor level with balcony on projecting canopy, with ornamental ironwork and incorporating borough arms. Oversailing cornice round entrance block re-emerges to rear behind projecting flanks. These have metal-flamed windows at ground level, and on each side four cast stone relief plaques by T Mewburn Crook of Manchester depicting Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, Philology, Natural Science, Applied Science, Fine Arts, Literature and History. Interior. A considerable amount of original wooden fixtures survive. The reference library and lecture room on the first floor are particularly intact, respectively with good curving desk screens, and stage with satin-wood surround.

Sources: The Builder, 22 August 1941 Borough of Maiden and Coombe, Opening of the New Central Library, brochure, 1941.

Listing NGR: TQ2108268128

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
436635
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Borough of Malden, , Coombe, , Opening of the New Central Library Brochure, (1941)
'The Builder' in 22 August, (1941)

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 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01051/09
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