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Carnegie Library and Forecourt Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Kendal, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3292 / 54°19'45"N

Longitude: -2.7477 / 2°44'51"W

OS Eastings: 351472

OS Northings: 492884

OS Grid: SD514928

Mapcode National: GBR 9L7C.XV

Mapcode Global: WH82W.RGR0

Plus Code: 9C6V87H2+MW

Entry Name: Carnegie Library and Forecourt Railings

Listing Date: 30 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157878

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75502

Location: Kendal, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA9

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Kendal

Built-Up Area: Kendal

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kendal St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

(West side)

7/157 Carnegie Library &
forecourt railings


Public library. Dated 1908 on cartouche in upper pediment; by T.F. Pennington.
Rough-dressed limestone blocks on plinth; sandstone used for central bay and
other detailing including main windows (with lintel and sill bands) dentilled
cornice, and corniced parapet. Hipped, graduated slate roof; corniced stone
chimney to south end, polychrome octagonal louvred vent to north end.
Symmetrical; single tall storey with attic and cellar, 7 bays. Giant-order
central bay, with open segmental pediment supported on unfluted Ionic columns,
has splayed stone steps up to plank double doors in pedimented doorcase
surmounted by panel, with CARNEGIE LIBRARY in raised sans-serif lettering;
ornate foliate surround to large oculus above. 3 tall, square-leaded, casements
in pedimented architraves to either side; 3 segmental-headed cellar windows to
either side of steps. Ornate wrought-iron forecourt railings are extended as
handrails to steps.

Listing NGR: SD5147292884

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

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