DIDSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1254968

Date first listed: 03-Oct-1974

Statutory Address: DIDSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY, WILMSLOW ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: DIDSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY, WILMSLOW ROAD

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

District: Manchester (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SJ 84658 91288

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Details

MANCHESTER

SJ89SW WILMSLOW ROAD, Didsbury 698-1/8/672 (West side) 03/10/74 Didsbury Public Library

GV II

Public library. 1915, by Henry Price (City Architect). Red brick with dressings of Portland stone, slate roofs. Triangular plan with 2 wings at an acute angle hinged on an octagonal drum, the angle between the wings filled by a hall. Eclectic style with Gothic features. High single storey, dominated by the drum. This rises to a clerestory and has coupled corner pilasters, 3-light mullioned windows with cusped tracery and hoodmoulds, an emphatic sill-band carried round, a deep stone parapet with an upstand in each side, and an octahedral roof surmounted by a finial with weathervane. The front (to the north-east) is enclosed (inter alia) by a single-storey 3-sided porch in the form of a buttressed arcade of 2-centred arches, with an embattled parapet and pyramidal roof, and the parapet carries round angled side-lobbies on both sides. The wings have mullioned and double-transomed windows rising into gablets above the parapet; and hipped roofs.

Listing NGR: SJ8465891288

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 458449

Legacy System: LBS

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