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

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History

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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

Legacy

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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)

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