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East Greenwich Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Greenwich, London

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Latitude: 51.4866 / 51°29'11"N

Longitude: 0.0163 / 0°0'58"E

OS Eastings: 540090

OS Northings: 178330

OS Grid: TQ400783

Mapcode National: GBR LW.2SG

Mapcode Global: VHHNJ.7WGR

Plus Code: 9F32F2P8+JG

Entry Name: East Greenwich Library

Listing Date: 16 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1213986

English Heritage Legacy ID: 398687

ID on this website: 101213986

Location: Greenwich, London, SE10

County: London

District: Greenwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Peninsula

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Greenwich

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: East Greenwich Christ Church, St Andrew and St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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786-/17/10019 No 203 East Greenwich


Public Library. 1905 Carnegie Library by Sydney R J Smith in Neo-Classical style.
Built for the Carnegie Trust. Red brick with Portland stone dressings and slate roof
with 2 end chimneystack. Asymmetrical. Central block of 2 storeys 7 windows has
central block of 3 windows projecting, with ramped up parapet, central open pediment
and pilasters of alternate brick and stone. Central round-headed window with keystone
and 12 pane sash with bronze plaque with lettering "Greenwich Central Public Library".
Ground floor window has a Venetian window and bronze plaque with inscription "The Gift
of Andrew Carnegie. "1st floor flanking windows are circular with keystone. Left
side plain doorcase with rectangular fanlight and keystone. Elaborate right side
doorcase has curved stone hood with brackets in the shape of putti and doorcase with
eared architrave with putto to keystone and carved wreath behind. The wings are of 2
strap two windows with further extensions of 1 storey to ground floor. All ground floor
windows have aprons beneath. Curved corner. Rear elevation of 1 storey has to left, 2
sashes with pilasters, then central section of 7 bays with cambered casements and 2
rooflights and right side 4 bay wing with pilasters and oculus over doorcase. Interior
has original doors with brass handles throughout. Large library has late C20 suspended
ceiling supported on original tuscan columns. Children's library has original roof
structure visible, of arched trace type with urn struts and boarded roof. Original
fireplace, including cast iron fireplace painted over with Art Nouveau motifs.

Listing NGR: TQ4009078330

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