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Northern Branch Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Kingston upon Hull, City of Kingston upon Hull

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Latitude: 53.7559 / 53°45'21"N

Longitude: -0.3484 / 0°20'54"W

OS Eastings: 508991

OS Northings: 430104

OS Grid: TA089301

Mapcode National: GBR GLK.00

Mapcode Global: WHGFK.MV9J

Entry Name: Northern Branch Library

Listing Date: 21 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197621

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387465

Location: Kingston upon Hull, HU3

County: City of Kingston upon Hull

Electoral Ward/Division: Myton

Built-Up Area: Kingston upon Hull

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sculcoates St Mary

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


680-1/14/60 (East side)
Northern Branch Library


Public library. 1894. By HA Cheers of Twickenham. Brick with
ashlar dressings and slate roof with single gable and
octagonal corner stacks. Plinth, rebuilt late C20, sill and
impost bands, string courses, coped parapet and gables. Left
wing has a large square louvred roof ventilator. Central block
and right wing have smaller square domed turret ventilators.
Single storey and 2 storeys; central block flanked by
projecting gabled wings.
Central block, 2 storeys, has a central projecting
through-eaves dormer with a 3-light stone mullioned cross
casement. In the gable, the inscription "Public Library" in
raised lettering. Below, a substantial gabled brick porch with
shouldered arched opening, flanked by partly reglazed
transomed windows. In the right return angle, a 2-storey
octagonal stair turret with 2 transomed single lancet windows
and crenellated parapet, topped with a spire. Right wing has
on each floor a transomed 3-light window with cornice. In the
left return angle, a square single-storey projection with
crenellated parapet.
Left gable has square flanking buttresses topped with
square-domed traceried turrets. Central 3-light stone
mullioned cross casement set in a moulded arched opening with
small flanking buttresses topped with gabled niches, and with
a coat of arms in the tympanum. Polychrome gable peak has a
traceried panel at the top.
Left return to St Hilda Street, has a central gable with a
4-light stone mulluioned cross casement, flanked by
single-storey projections with parapets and 4-light transomed

Listing NGR: TA0899130104

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