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Eccles Central Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Eccles, Salford

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Latitude: 53.4829 / 53°28'58"N

Longitude: -2.3393 / 2°20'21"W

OS Eastings: 377580

OS Northings: 398512

OS Grid: SJ775985

Mapcode National: GBR DX35.B6

Mapcode Global: WH989.1QBB

Plus Code: 9C5VFMM6+47

Entry Name: Eccles Central Library

Listing Date: 16 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162833

English Heritage Legacy ID: 211938

Location: Salford, M30

County: Salford

Electoral Ward/Division: Barton

Built-Up Area: Eccles

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Eccles St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SJ 79 NE
(south side)
4/5 Eccles Central
- Library
Public library. 1907 with single-storey additions of 1971.
By Edward Potts. Brick with terra-cotta dressings and stone
slate roof. 4 bays and 2 storeys with a fifth bay set back
to right and 1971 additions to rear and left. Mixed
Renaissance style. Double-doors in bay 2 with fanlight and
an open pediment on Ionic 3/4 columns surrounding a coat of
arms. Wide flat pilasters rise to either side to support an
enriched cornice and parapet with scrolled coping and
enriched panels. Tripartite windows below semi-circular
arches with bold radiating voussoirs. Paired first floor
windows separated by Ionic columns. An elaborate canted bay
window forms a prominent feature with a swag frieze at first
floor level and an octagonal belvedere with domed roof set
back behind a balustrade. Bay 5, the right return, and rear,
all employ similar details but to a lesser degree. The
interior consists of a large 2-storey hall with full-height
round-arched arcades on each side (2 sides are blind) in
front of a first floor-level walkway. Vaulted ceiling with
clerestory. Stained glass and some original timber and iron
fittings. C20 additions are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: SJ7758098512

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