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

Liverpool (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 36722 90952



28/672 Public Library (formerly listed under Kensington 14.3.75 Road)

- II

Library. 1889-90. Thomas Shelmerdine junior. Enlarged 1897. Brick with stone dressings, tile roof. One storey, 3 bays. Centre entrance of squat stone Ionic columns with carved lower drums, entablature with pulvinated, inscribed frieze flanked by stone round-headed architraved panels, that to right with inscribed tablet and semi-circular pediment, with open stone arcading across the top. Higher flanking wings, the left hand having large round-headed window with mullion and transom, small gable over, of 1897. The right hand wing having Venetian window and a curved Flemish gable and arcaded parapet; similar gable to right return, recessed corner with angle buttress between. Wooden lantern, octagonal 2 stages, with flying buttresses and dome ogival cupola. Interior has Ionic iron columns, octagonal lantern and segmental arched iron vaulting; and clerestory.

Listing NGR: SJ3672290952


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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: 23 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/02750/35
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