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The Public Library

A Grade II* Listed Building in Winchester, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.0652 / 51°3'54"N

Longitude: -1.3161 / 1°18'57"W

OS Eastings: 448019

OS Northings: 129763

OS Grid: SU480297

Mapcode National: GBR 861.4AZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 8649.M3B

Entry Name: The Public Library

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1095414

English Heritage Legacy ID: 144660

Location: Winchester, Hampshire, SO23

County: Hampshire

District: Winchester

Town: Winchester

Electoral Ward/Division: St Michael

Built-Up Area: Winchester

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Winchester Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

(West Side)
The Public Library
SU 4829 NW 3/139 24.3.50.
Completed 1838. O B Carter, Architect. Street front 1 storey. Central
projecting portico with 4 Tuscan stone columns on flight of stone steps,
with symmetrical wings and angle pavilions of yellow stock bricks on stone
plinth, with moulded stone string at springing of window arches, large
rusticated stone quoins, wide flat bracketed eaves cornice. Similar treatment
to pediment over central portico Above the portico is a square bell turret
with brick base, stone string and corner Doric stone pilasters (painted)
crowned with wide eaves cornice, similar to main building, with wooden
painted louvres on each side. All roofs of slate. Building 1+3+2+3+1
windows with doorway in centre. Windows to wings and pavilions have arched
heads with radiating bars. Those in wings evidently altered, and stone
string at springing cut away. Formerly a Corn Exchange. This building
has very strong character and is reminiscent of Smirke's designs. The
whole restored to its original external appearance in 1965, but interior
completely re-modelled.

Listing NGR: SU4800729640

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