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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: 1255449



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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Bexley

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Mar-1996

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 459717

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TQ 5178 WALNUTTREE ROAD Erith (east side) 959-/7/10004 Erith Library II

Public library, 1906 by W Egerton. Red brick with extensive stone enrichment. Slate hipped roof with cupola. Two storeys, central frontispiece with segmental arched door canopy carried on Doric columns; aediculed niche over. Flanked on either side by four-window ranges, each pair of rectangular and keystoned windows to ground floor with a round first-floor window over. Southern return with pedimented doorway and long (four-bay) arcaded flank wall. Cupola in the form of a square temple, surmounted by a bronze sailing ship weathervane. Interior. Entrance porch with two war memorial plaques. Small reading rooms on front range; main room is single-storey aisled space to rear, with marble columns at its entrance, wooden trussed roof with skylights. Side aisles divided from central bay by triple arcade, lit by lunettes. Built with monies from the Andrew Carnegie Fund, this library is a good example of the 'Free Renaissance' style of library design.

Listing NGR: TQ5132278072

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 16 August 2017.

Selected Sources

War Memorials Register, accessed 16 August 2017 from
War Memorials Register, accessed 16 August 2017 from

National Grid Reference: TQ 51322 78072


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