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Heywood Area Central Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Heywood, Rochdale

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Latitude: 53.5925 / 53°35'33"N

Longitude: -2.2182 / 2°13'5"W

OS Eastings: 385654

OS Northings: 410680

OS Grid: SD856106

Mapcode National: GBR DVYW.KX

Mapcode Global: WHB8W.WYWS

Plus Code: 9C5VHQVJ+2P

Entry Name: Heywood Area Central Library

Listing Date: 12 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084289

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358841

Location: North Heywood, Rochdale, OL10

County: Rochdale

Electoral Ward/Division: North Heywood

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Heywood

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Heywood St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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(south side)

6/12 Heywood Area
Central Library


Library. 1905-6. S.V. North and C. Callas. Ashlar and
brick with Westmorland slate roof. The central entrance and
hall give access to reading rooms on either side and to two
parallel wings which run at right angles to the facade.
There is a small 1973 extension to the right. Edwardian
Free Style, with Baroque and Elizabethan elements.
Symmetrical 3-bay, 1-storey facade with an attic storey in
the large gable over the central bay. Coupled Ionic semi-
columns support an open entablature and semi-circular hood
with reclining figures to either side, egg and dart
enrichment, triple keystone to semi-circular door head with
date plaque and elaborate cartouche. The hood breaks into a
6-light bolection moulded mullioned window to the attic
storey which is in a steeply pitched coped gable with
classical enrichment. The bay windows rise above and break
the entablature which continues round the side elevations
where the detailing of the gable and window is almost as
rich and varied. The rear wings are more plain.

Listing NGR: SD8565410680

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