CARNEGIE LIBRARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1257657
Date first listed:
20-Dec-1996
Statutory Address:
CARNEGIE LIBRARY, COLLEGE ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
CARNEGIE LIBRARY, COLLEGE ROAD

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

District:
Sefton (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 31547 99419

Details

CROSBY

SJ39NW COLLEGE ROAD 778-1/3/28 (East side) Carnegie Library

II

Library. Dated 1904 on foundation plaque to left of entrance. Accrington brick with sandstone dressings, green slate roofs with red ridge tiles, stone turret with copper cap. Edwardian Baroque style. PLAN: square plan comprised of a nave with side aisles under a 3-span roof with a front range under a hipped roof parallel to the road. EXTERIOR: single-storey plus turret, 3 bays, with a central entrance bay flanked by a gabled bay to the left and a balustraded bay to the right. The entrance, which projects slightly and slightly overlaps the flanking bays, is of sandstone ashlar above sill level, with pilasters, a plain frieze, modillioned cornice, balustraded parapet and central dome, and has a segmentally-bowed centre with set-in Ionic columns forming a porch to a recessed doorway, flanked by pairs of small 1-light windows. Both outer bays have large mullioned 3-light windows with glazing bars, and mutuled cornices; that to the left has a stepped and shaped gable with a segmental-pedimented aedicule at the apex, and that to the right has a balustraded parapet. Rising behind the entrance bay and offset left of centre is a 2-stage turret, the lower stage square and of brick, and the upper stage octagonal and of stone, with console supporters, a clock face to the front, and an arcaded top with ogival domed roof and finial. Five-bay side walls in similar but simpler style, with paired sashed windows. Three-bay rear with tall triple sashes. INTERIOR: nave and aisles almost a single space, open to the roof.

Listing NGR: SJ3154799419

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
463593
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 20 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/00310/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Mike Pollitt. Source Historic England Archive
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