JESMOND BRANCH LIBRARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1323708
Date first listed:
24-Apr-1998
Statutory Address:
JESMOND BRANCH LIBRARY, ST GEORGES TERRACE

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Location

Statutory Address:
JESMOND BRANCH LIBRARY, ST GEORGES TERRACE

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

District:
Newcastle upon Tyne (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
NZ 25281 66590

Details

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NZ 26 NE ST GEORGE'S TERRACE Jesmond Branch Library 1833/9/10059 II

Branch library. 1962-63. Harry Faulkner Brown of Williamson, Faulkner, Brown and Partners. Steel frame painted black. Precast pink granite aggregate panels. Grey brick to administration block. Flat roof. Circular plan to main lending area with "saw-tooth" arrangement of external windows and panels. This is connected to a two-storey administrative block. The "saw-tooth" walls of the circular lending area enables light to be introduced to the side of the bookcases, which are built into the long edges of the serrations, backed by aggregate panels and with glazing above. Recessed fully glazed entrance. This little library is built to a high standard of design, detailing and finishes and uses its circular plan to occupy its corner site with elegance. Awarded RIBA Bronze Medal in 1965. (Architects Journal: 1963-: 1235; Architectural Review: 1963-: 427, 442, The Builder: 1963-: 671-674).



Listing NGR: NZ2528166590

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
469233
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.

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Date: 15 Apr 2001
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