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Statutory Address:

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

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



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


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


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

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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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