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Caversham Free Public Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Caversham, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4678 / 51°28'4"N

Longitude: -0.9742 / 0°58'27"W

OS Eastings: 471349

OS Northings: 174812

OS Grid: SU713748

Mapcode National: GBR QL9.88

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.2CBM

Entry Name: Caversham Free Public Library

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113456

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38884

Location: Reading, RG4

County: Reading

Electoral Ward/Division: Caversham

Built-Up Area: Reading

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Caversham Thameside and Mapledurham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

Caversham Free
Public Library
SU 7174 11/455
Foundation stone laid 23.iij 1907. Site given by Andrew Carnegie. Architect
possibly F W Albury. Irregular red brick and stone sub-Voysey style with
tiled roof. Asymmetrically disposed gables - one with inscription, other with
date - flanking off centre tower which has pylon corner piers, and which is
capped by ball finials and a small copper domed stair turret. Entrance in
tower with large columns. Above is an Atlas figure (signed B L) supporting
a clock. 3 windows in all, 3, 1 and 2 lights with dividing pilasters of alternate
stone and brick and floral caps. Memorial tablet in marbled lobby. 3 window
return to Hemdean Road. Interior altered.

Listing NGR: SU7134974812

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

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