CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1270759

Date first listed: 03-Oct-1974

Statutory Address: CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY, ST PETERS SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address: CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY, ST PETERS SQUARE

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

District: Manchester (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SJ 83865 97942

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Details

MANCHESTER

SJ8397NE ST PETER'S SQUARE 698-1/31/408 (West side) 03/10/74 Central Public Library

GV II*

Public library. 1930-4, by Vincent Harris. Portland stone, slate roof with concealed glazed lantern light. Circular plan with rectangular portico on east side. Classical style. Four storeys with basement and attic (surrounding a large central reading room); with a chamfered plinth, rusticated masonry to ground and 1st floors with a Greek-key frieze, a continuous Tuscan colonnaded screen to set-back 2nd and 3rd floors, with a plain frieze, cornice and parapet concealing a low set-back attic storey. The east side (to the square) has a rectangular 2-storey projection with a central 5-bay portico of giant Corinthian columns tetrastyle in antis, with round-headed arches in the returned ends, and entablature with dentilled cornice. Otherwise, the ground floor has tall round-headed windows with keystones, the 1st floor has tall square-headed windows, and the 2nd and 3rd floors have smaller rectangular windows; all these windows with metal-framed small-paned glazing. Interior: domed circular reading room surrounded by giant Tuscan colonnade.

Listing NGR: SJ8386597942

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 457312

Legacy System: LBS

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