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Dalton Public Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.1576 / 54°9'27"N

Longitude: -3.1821 / 3°10'55"W

OS Eastings: 322905

OS Northings: 474173

OS Grid: SD229741

Mapcode National: GBR 6N6C.WD

Mapcode Global: WH72B.3R0L

Entry Name: Dalton Public Library

Listing Date: 20 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218473

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388541

Location: Dalton Town with Newton, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15

County: Cumbria

District: Barrow-in-Furness

Civil Parish: Dalton Town with Newton

Built-Up Area: Dalton-in-Furness

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dalton-in-Furness St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


SD2274 NELSON STREET, Dalton In Furness
708-1/10/204 (East side)
Dalton Public Library


Library. Dated 1903. For Dalton-in-Furness Urban Council;
patron Andrew Carnegie. Snecked limestone with red ashlar
sandstone dressings, graduated slate roof.
3 storeys and attic; 1:3 bays, bay 1 set forward and gabled;
3-bay right return. Chamfered and rock-faced plinth; large
quoins. Ground and 1st floors have cross-windows in chamfered
surrounds with string courses across the transoms. Central
entrance with panelled double doors, fanlight with
wrought-iron tracery and keyed archivolt; 2 tall windows on
right. Bay 1 has ashlar, 3-light bay window with narrow
side-lights and cornice surmounted by corner pedestals with
gadrooned vases. Cornice continues beneath ashlar limestone
frieze inscribed 'CARNEGIE FREE LIBRARY 1903'.
1st floor: moulded sill band and drip-moulds; bay 1 with
canted bay-window of 1:2:1 lights having guilloche on apron
and swept parapet copings. 2nd floor: 2-light mullioned
windows with dentilled, moulded sills and dripmoulds; bay-1
window has shaped apron and scrolled dripmould from which
rises a shaft that cuts a string course and divides a louvred
2-light attic opening with scrolled hood-mould.
Corbelled shafts also rise at each end of gable and link to
moulded finials set on shaped kneelers; stepped gable copings
with apex finial. Eaves over bays 2-4 have corbel table and
decorative cast-iron rainwater goods. End stack on left with
offset and cornice; right end gable treated as bay 1. Right
return: twin-gabled, flat elevation in same style.
INTERIOR: tiled dado to entrance/stair hall. Stone staircase
with square, cast-iron newel post and simple cast-iron
balustrade panels to wooden handrail.

Listing NGR: SD2290574173

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

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