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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
Entry Name: Heywood Area Central Library
Listing Date: 12 February 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1084289
English Heritage Legacy ID: 358841
Location: Rochdale, OL10
Electoral Ward/Division: North Heywood
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
SD 81 SE HEYWOOD CHURCH STREET
6/12 Heywood Area
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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