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Library and Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1332 / 51°7'59"N

Longitude: 0.264 / 0°15'50"E

OS Eastings: 558497

OS Northings: 139537

OS Grid: TQ584395

Mapcode National: GBR MPS.TT4

Mapcode Global: VHHQD.JSD5

Plus Code: 9F3247M7+7H

Entry Name: Library and Museum

Listing Date: 4 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227044

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424628

Location: Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1

County: Kent

Electoral Ward/Division: Park

Built-Up Area: Royal Tunbridge Wells

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Tunbridge Wells Holy Trinity with Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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3/10005 Library and Museum
Library and museum. Built 1939 but fitted out during the Second World War. Designed by Percy
Thomas and Ernest Prestwich after a competition in 1934 and one of a series of municipal
buildings. Brown brick with reconstituted stone dressings. Stone coping and band with motto
"LIBRARY AND MUSEUM". Two storeys, but front has windows on ground floor only. Eight
30-pane sashes and central tall window incorporating a double door with lotus decoration to side
glazing and bas relief frieze above depicting various gods of Olympus, Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite,
Athene etc. Interior has large well staircase with stylised Greek key design to cornice.

Listing NGR: TQ5849939524

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