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NEW MALDEN 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: NEW MALDEN LIBRARY

List entry Number: 1253431

Location

NEW MALDEN LIBRARY, KINGSTON ROAD

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Kingston upon Thames

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Mar-1995

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 436635

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: TQ 21082 68128

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