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A Grade II Listed Building in Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent

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Latitude: 53.0022 / 53°0'7"N

Longitude: -2.1871 / 2°11'13"W

OS Eastings: 387541

OS Northings: 344997

OS Grid: SJ875449

Mapcode National: GBR MJL.3B

Mapcode Global: WHBCT.CSRV

Plus Code: 9C5V2R27+V5

Entry Name: Library

Listing Date: 9 April 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1220603

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384432

Location: Penkhull and Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4

County: Stoke-on-Trent

Electoral Ward/Division: Penkhull and Stoke

Built-Up Area: Stoke-on-Trent

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Stoke upon Trent and Fenton

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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613-1/4/134 (North West side)
09/04/91 Library


Library, purpose-built as library and Shakespeare Institute in
1878. By Charles Lynam. Brick with stone dressings, enriched
with tiled panels and mosaics. 2-storeyed over a basement, 5
bays, stepped in plan. Red brick to basement, then white brick
above, with rubbed red brick pilasters and architraves to
windows in the advanced 3-bay section to the SW. 3 oculi, with
tiled panels over, and mosaic depicting Shakespeare in the
central panel. Stone band embellished with motifs, and
continuous band of casement windows immediately below the
overhanging eaves. Doorway in recessed bay to NE with
terracotta entablature and mosaic panel over with the date and
foundation details. Tiled panels continue round side
elevations, and depict flowers in urns, now very faded. Gable
end stacks.

Listing NGR: SJ8754144997

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