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Crumpsall and Cheetham District Library, with Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Manchester, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.5116 / 53°30'41"N

Longitude: -2.2445 / 2°14'40"W

OS Eastings: 383885

OS Northings: 401686

OS Grid: SD838016

Mapcode National: GBR DJ4.P5

Mapcode Global: WHB98.HZFT

Plus Code: 9C5VGQ64+J6

Entry Name: Crumpsall and Cheetham District Library, with Attached Railings

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197785

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387992

Location: Manchester, M8

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Cheetham

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Crumpsall St Thomas with Cheetham St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


698-1/2/562 (East side)
03/10/74 Crumpsall and Cheetham District
Library, with attached railings


Public library, now office and community centre. 1909-11, by
Henry Price (the City Architect); altered. Red brick and white
limestone with dressings of the same (roof concealed).
Rectangular plan on corner site. Edwardian Baroque style. High
single storey over basement, 3 wide bays, symmetrical,
consisting of projected wings embracing a central entrance
lobby with projected porch; with basement of heavily
rock-faced masonry, stone quoins to the wings, and high
stepped stone parapet. The centre, of limestone ashlar, has a
rectangular porch with channelled rustication, a round-headed
doorway with voluted keystone and open-pedimented architrave
with coupled columns, and semi-spherical roof; the wings have
modillioned open pediments, broad quoined pilasters with
cartouches lettered "SCOTT" and "MILTON" (left wing)
"SHAKESPEARE" and "DICKENS" (right wing), and modillioned
friezes and pediments, and in the centre of each wing a tall
round-headed window with limestone surround including carved
apron and elongated triple keystone. Five-bay left return wall
in simpler style, with segmental-headed windows. Basement area
protected by wrought-iron railings with limestone piers,
geometrical open-work standards, bar railings with attached
swags and festoons, and flaming-urn finials. Interior:
segmental arcades (blocked); segmental-vaulted ceiling;
otherwise altered.

Listing NGR: SD8388501686

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

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