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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.


List entry Number: 1254958



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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Enfield

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Jan-1994

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 458433

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The following building shall be added:

EDMONTON FORE STREET TQ 3493 (west side) 790-/14/10007 Edmonton Public Library and attached gates


Passmore Edwards library. 1897, by Maurice B. Adams. Extension to rear of 1931 in a sympathetic style by the engineer of Edmonton Borough Council, Cuthbert Brown. Red brick in Flemish bond with stone dressings and hipped roof of slate. Three storeys and three-window range. Symmetrical elevation dominated by a projecting entrance bay in stone with stacked orders and segmental gable to parapet; bay to each side terminates in a scroll Dutch gable. Diocletian windows to ground floor, flanking entrance, flat arched above and segmental to gable. Unusual angle buttresses to outer corners, that to left with elaborate floral carving. Left return of three windows with Dutch gable to centre, stepping down to single storey wing of 1931 with entrance in stone aedicule. Right return repeats motifs found on the front elevation. An inspection carried out in 1990 noted the survival of two relief portrait plaques in the entrance vestibule by George Frampton ARA, of 1898. These were paid for by a separate endowment from Edwards and depict John Keats and Charles Lamb, both local residents at one time. Few interior features of distinction with the exception of the entrance hall; the rear extension has columns and a coffered ceiling which are also worthjof note. Metal gates of an original design to the entrance porch.

Listing NGR: TQ3422593103

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National Grid Reference: TQ 34225 93103


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