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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: 1390682



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


District: Sheffield

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-Oct-2003

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 491162

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784-1/0/10123 SURREY STREET 16-OCT-03 Central Library


Central Library and municipal Art Gallery. 1934. Designed by W G Davies, the Sheffield City Architect. Steel framed with Portland stone cladding. 2 storey and deep basement. Classical style with rusticated basement, giant order spanning the first and second floors. The third floor art gallery is only visible as a deep blind parapet. Surrey Street facade has central doorway with a finely carved stone door surround topped with the city's coat-of-arms. The double panelled doors are approached up a flight of 5 stone steps. Eitherside the basement has 3 small windows with fine bronzed grills. The doorway is flanked on the upper floor by 3 windows, and on the floor above by 7 windows, both these floors are articulated by 6 giant Ionic pilasters. The slightly projecting pavillions at either end are plainer with simple window surrounds. The canted corner to Tudor Square has simillar window surrounds with a balcony at first floor level, above in the parapet is a large carved relief sculpture. The main Tudor Square facade has a rusticated basement with 4 windows and a small doorway. Above the 7 window facade has slightly projecting single window pavilions at either end. The windows are linked vertically with simple surrounds and linking moulded panels. INTERIOR retains most its original interiors. The libraries retain their original coffered ceilings, doorcases, doors and many other features including a number of original bookcases. The Foyer and staircase retains all its original features including its marble columns, marble walls, coffered ceilings and light fittings. The galleries on the upper floors retain similar architectural detailing.

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National Grid Reference: SK 35560 87161


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