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Leigh Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea

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Latitude: 51.542 / 51°32'31"N

Longitude: 0.652 / 0°39'7"E

OS Eastings: 583997

OS Northings: 185898

OS Grid: TQ839858

Mapcode National: GBR Y2G.17

Mapcode Global: VHJL4.8H0R

Entry Name: Leigh Library

Listing Date: 23 August 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1112706

English Heritage Legacy ID: 122890

Location: Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, SS9

County: Southend-on-Sea

Civil Parish: Leigh-on-Sea

Built-Up Area: Southend-on-Sea

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Leigh St Clement

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

Leigh Library
TQ 8485 6/54
An early C19 red brick house with blue brick headers, built in 1838 in "Tudor"
style as a rectory to St Clements Church and is now used as a library. 2 storeys
and attics. The north front has 4 window range, casements with lattice leaded
lights. A central brick porch projects on the front, with corner turrets and
a stepped and gabled parapet with a stone coat of arms. The south front has
3 window range, mullioned and transomed casements with leaded lights and moulded
brick hood moulds. There are 3 gables with cut and shaped bargeboards. The
end bays, of 1 window range each, break forward slightly and there is a central
brick bay window with a gabled parapet bearing a coat of arms and the date 1838.
On the east side there are 2 gabled projections, each of 1 window range and
1 window between and on the west side there is 1 gabled projection and a bay
window. On the south-west corner there is an octagonal turret with a swept tiled
spirelet terminated by a finial. Roof tiled, with 4 brick gabled dormers on
the north front and 2 6-shafted chimney stacks with octagonal shafts, moulded
caps and bases on rectangular bases.

Listing NGR: TQ8399785898

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

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