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Latitude: 51.5868 / 51°35'12"N
Longitude: -1.4297 / 1°25'46"W
OS Eastings: 439606
OS Northings: 187702
OS Grid: SU396877
Mapcode National: GBR 6Y5.KB9
Mapcode Global: VHC12.5CJX
Entry Name: Library Approximately 20 Metres North West of King Alfred's School
Listing Date: 6 December 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1048522
English Heritage Legacy ID: 251249
Location: Wantage, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12
District: Vale of White Horse
Civil Parish: Wantage
Built-Up Area: Wantage
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
SU3987 (North side)
7/150 Library approx. 20m. NW of
King Alfred's School
Library. c.1872, by William Butterfield. English bond brick with flared headers
in diaper pattern; limestone ashlar dressings; old tile roof; brick stacks. One
storey; 4-window range. Hipped central porch has wood pointed chamfered arch to
lobby with segmental headed arch over plank double doors with decorative hinges.
Porch flanked by outshuts with 2-light chamfered stone-mullioned windows with
chamfered brick jambs, and offset buttresses. Hipped half-dormers have 2-light
transomed windows with cusped heads. Flush ashlar band beneath dog-tooth eaves.
Gabled roof with ashlar coping, moulded kneelers and decorative ridge tiles;
offset rear lateral stack. Side walls have segmental arches over 2- and 3-light
windows with cusped heads. 2 similar half dormers flank rear stack. Interior has
arch-braced collar-truss roof.
Listing NGR: SU3960687702
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