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Central Library and Grundy Art Gallery

A Grade II Listed Building in Claremont, Blackpool

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Latitude: 53.8206 / 53°49'14"N

Longitude: -3.0531 / 3°3'11"W

OS Eastings: 330771

OS Northings: 436548

OS Grid: SD307365

Mapcode National: GBR ZK0.WL

Mapcode Global: WH858.27FD

Entry Name: Central Library and Grundy Art Gallery

Listing Date: 20 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072014

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183676

Location: Blackpool, FY1

County: Blackpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Claremont

Built-Up Area: Blackpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Blackpool St John

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


2/19 Central Library and
Grundy Art Gallery


Library and Art Gallery 1909-10, by Cullen, Lockhead and Brown. Red brick
with stone dressings; in free Baroque style. Two storeys on corner site
with facades to Abingdon Street and Queen Street. Each facade has 2
flanking pylons on stone plinths, with giant arch breaking the entablature,
jambs of banded stone and brick, enclosing pedimented ground floor window
and upper staircase window surmounted by a bullseye; between the pylons
4 round-headed windows with eared architraves and exaggerated keystones,
between banded pilaster strips. Stone entablature; attic storey above
with rectangular windows in architraves with keystones. Facades are
hinged on an octagonal lead-roofed dome with urn finial, across which is
carried a curved colonnade of coupled Ionic columns supporting an
entablature and balustrade; central panel of frieze carries the words
"Central Public Library". Art Gallery adjoining the Queen Street facade
has banded quoins and entrance of coupled Ionic columns in antis and
entablature with stone coping incorporating balustrade.

Listing NGR: SD3077136548

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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