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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1359623



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


District: Liverpool

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Mar-1975

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 359751

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59/1368 Toxteth Public Library 14.3.75. - II

Library. 1902. T. Shelmerdine. Red brick and stone dressings, slate roof. 1 storey with attic to central 3 bays, 5 bays in all. End bays project under gables. Flush stone banding and top cornice; stone coped gables. End bays have Venetian windows with rusticated colonnettes, pulivinated frieze and cornice forming hood over central light; sashes with glazing bars. Single tripartite windows flank entrance with cornice over. Band decorated with cartouches and foliage bears the inscription "TOXTETH LIBRARY", entablature over, with eared architraves and triple keystones; small-pared casements. Gable flanked by obelisk finials and scrolls; round-headed recesses with architraves and triple keystones at apexes contain cartouches and have open segmental pediments. Centre round- arched entrance with carved keystone, Ionic columns and pilasters, and deeply-projecting round-arched hood on foliated consoles. Central louvre has 4 Tuscan aedicules with open pediments and round-headed louvred openings, supporting lead cupola. 5-bay return to Upper Parliament Street has central 2 bays breaking forward under gables, with Venetian windows. Interior: Segmental vaulted entrance hall. Central bays have glazed dome over galleried hall. End bays have coffered segmental vaults, that to north has painting in lunette.Copper plaque in entrance records opening, richly decorated and set with enamel roundels.

Listing NGR: SJ3549489123

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National Grid Reference: SJ 35494 89123


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