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Kenton Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Harrow, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5926 / 51°35'33"N

Longitude: -0.3113 / 0°18'40"W

OS Eastings: 517076

OS Northings: 189549

OS Grid: TQ170895

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.B66

Mapcode Global: VHGQH.K79F

Entry Name: Kenton Library

Listing Date: 30 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113309

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473478

Location: Harrow, London, HA3

County: London

District: Harrow

Electoral Ward/Division: Kenton West

Built-Up Area: Harrow

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary Kenton

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 18 NE KENTON LANE (West side)

1157/4/10032 Kenton library

II

Public library, 1939 by W T Curtis and H W Burchett of Middlesex County Council Architect's Department. Brown brick, flat roof. Single storey, with three storey central tower. L-shaped plan with central issuing desk and reading rooms in each wing. The square tower has two small, latter projections on the south-east corner, one of brick and one glazed. Both wings tit by tall metal windows. Entrance hall lit by east watt of glass bricks.
Interior: original staircase, issuing desk and screen, and original bookcases. The main reading room is both side-tit and top-lit by means of circular perforated openings.
Included as a good example of the Middlesex County Architect's Department's style adopted after 1933, owing much to the work of Wittem Dudok in Hilversum, yet giving a distinctive architectural form of calibre and panache to the London suburbs. This example is especially notable for its boldly geometric composition and the survival of internal fittings.
Sources
Architect and Building News, 3 March 1939, pp.278-9
The Builder, 18 April 1941
Architecture Illustrated, September 1941

Listing NGR: TQ1707689549

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