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Walkley Public Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Sheffield, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3948 / 53°23'41"N

Longitude: -1.503 / 1°30'10"W

OS Eastings: 433146

OS Northings: 388781

OS Grid: SK331887

Mapcode National: GBR 98D.7V

Mapcode Global: WHCCB.WXGT

Plus Code: 9C5W9FVW+WQ

Entry Name: Walkley Public Library

Listing Date: 19 February 1993

Last Amended: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247394

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456849

Location: Sheffield, S6

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Walkley

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Walkley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


784-1/5/740 (South West side)
19/02/93 Walkley Public Library
(Formerly Listed as:
Walkley Free Library)


Public library. Dated 1904, with mid C20 alterations. By
Hemsoll & Patterson. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings
and gabled and hipped slate roofs. Tudor Revival style.
Plinth, low coped parapet and gables. Single storey plus
attics; 4 x 4 windows. Corner site with angled entrance bay.
Entrance bay has parapeted shouldered gable with ramped corner
buttresses. Central 3-light stone mullioned window with
inscribed panel above, flanked by round-arched panels with
oval cartouches. Below, a flat-roofed segmental portico with
curved stone steps, 6 Ionic columns and entablature. Splayed
entrance with recessed panelled double doors. On either side,
a 2-light stone mullioned window between the outer pairs of
Each return has in the centre two 3-light stone mullioned
cross casements with cornice. Beyond, towards the entrance, a
flat-roofed octagonal bay window with 3 stone mullioned cross
casements. At the outer end, a projecting shouldered gable
with a canted stone bay window with a stone mullioned cross
casement and transomed flanking lights.
INTERIOR has segmental arches and shaped wooden brackets to
the roof. Mid C20 bookcases.

Listing NGR: SK3314688781

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

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