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The Old Reading Room

A Grade II Listed Building in Newton, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.9494 / 53°56'57"N

Longitude: -2.4633 / 2°27'47"W

OS Eastings: 369693

OS Northings: 450468

OS Grid: SD696504

Mapcode National: GBR CQ7R.HZ

Mapcode Global: WH95X.4Z9P

Entry Name: The Old Reading Room

Listing Date: 16 November 1954

Last Amended: 16 November 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072248

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183104

Location: Newton, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, BB7

County: Lancashire

District: Ribble Valley

Civil Parish: Newton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Slaidburn St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


The Old Reading Room (formerly listed
18/53 as Reading Room and County Library)

House, late C18th and 1830. Restored in the 1960s when a 3rd storey was
removed. Limestone rubble with sandstone dressings and slate roof. 2 storeys.
South wall has furrowed quoins. To the right is a 2-light window with plain
stone surround and square mullion. To its left is a door with plain stone
surround. Further left is a wide opening with segmental head and furrowed
voussoirs. On the 1st floor is a 6-light weaving window with square mullions.
Stone gutter brackets. The rear wall is partly built into the hillside. The
low ground-floor windows have plain stone surrounds. The two 1st floor windows
have plain stone surrounds, the left-hand one being of 2 lights with a square
mullion. The central doorway is approached by stone steps and has a plain
stone surround with semi-circular head, projecting keystone and imposts. -
The tympanum is of worn sandstone inscribed 'APN 1830'.

Listing NGR: SD6969350468

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

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