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Former Carnegie Public Library

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

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Latitude: 53.7441 / 53°44'38"N

Longitude: -0.3726 / 0°22'21"W

OS Eastings: 507427

OS Northings: 428754

OS Grid: TA074287

Mapcode National: GBR GDP.V7

Mapcode Global: WHGFR.75V1

Entry Name: Former Carnegie Public Library

Listing Date: 21 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197652

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387436

Location: Kingston upon Hull, HU3

County: City of Kingston upon Hull

Electoral Ward/Division: Newington

Built-Up Area: Kingston upon Hull

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Hull St John the Baptist, Newington

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


ANLABY ROAD (North side)
Former Carnegie Public Library

(Formerly listed as Carnegie Public Library at south entrance to West Park)


Former Public library. Dated 1905. By JH Hirst, City Architect. Paid
for by Andrew Carnegie Foundation. Half-timbered Domestic
Revival style. Brick, partly timber-framed, with rendered
nogging. Hipped plain tile roofs. Deep eaves with gutter on
wrought-iron scroll brackets. L-plan with limbs of unequal
size, and a 2-storey octagonal porch at the inside angle.
Octagonal porch has a close studded first floor and a
pyramidal roof topped with a weather vane. Above, eight
2-light leaded casements, with a panel under the front one
inscribed "Carnegie Public Library". Below, a projecting
single-storey porch with close studded gable and a pair of
half-glazed doors with side lights. Beyond, on either side, a
2-light window with brick mullion.
Main wing, to right, 3 storeys, 4 bays, has an open wooden
arcade with segment-headed bays and beneath it, a pair of
glazed doors with side and top lights with glazing bars.
Above, a box dormer with 5 glazing bar lights. Right return
has a similar arcade, 3 bays, with a pair of doors and a
similar dormer above. At the rear, three 3-light glazing bar
cross casements.
Smaller left wing has a large external brick stack at the
outer end. Close studded upper part has a single light leaded
window. Brick underbuild has a segment-headed cellar opening
and to left a small brick mullioned 2-light window.
INTERIOR has an octagonal entrance hall articulated by fluted
wooden columns, with glazed brick dado and mosaic frieze.
Leaded glazed double doors and screens and corniced issue desk
with similar screen. Main wing has fitted corniced bookshelves
and common rafter roof.

Listing NGR: TA0742728754

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