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Upperthorpe Public Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Walkley, Sheffield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3903 / 53°23'25"N

Longitude: -1.4872 / 1°29'13"W

OS Eastings: 434201

OS Northings: 388283

OS Grid: SK342882

Mapcode National: GBR 9CG.NG

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.412R

Entry Name: Upperthorpe Public Library

Listing Date: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247455

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456933

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: The Vine, Sheffield

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


SHEFFIELD

SK3488SW UPPERTHORPE
784-1/13/726 (North West side)
Upperthorpe Public Library

II

Includes: No.5 DANIEL HILL.
Public library. 1876, with late C20 alterations. By E Mitchell
Gibbs. Brick with ashlar dressings and gabled and hipped slate
roofs with decorative crest, coped gables and finials.
Truncated square roof ventilator. Italianate style.
EXTERIOR: plinth, sillbands, first floor band, modillion
eaves, coped parapet. 2 storeys; 6 window range.
Central square tower porch with hipped roof has on the first
floor 2 round-arched 2-light windows with moulded arches and
roundels in the heads. Below them, a stone balcony on
brackets, with roundel-pierced balustrade. Moulded
round-arched ashlar doorcase with coat of arms in tympanum,
and above, lintel inscribed "Free Public Library Upperthorpe
Branch". Late C20 glazed double doors, steps and ramp. Each
return has a round-arched 2-light window above, and a stone
mullioned cross casement below. Side bays have each 2
round-arched double lancets with moulded heads and roundels,
and linked hoodmould. Below, 2 stone mullioned cross
casements.
Right gable has on the first floor a canted stone oriel window
with hipped roof and modillion cornice. 2-light round-arched
window flanked by similar single windows, each with a roundel
above it. Beyond, single light round-arched windows with
square panels above them containing roundels, all with linked
label moulds. Above, a 2-light stone mullioned opening with
louvres. Below, a segment-headed cross casement, flanked by
integral brackets to the oriel. On either side, a single light
flat-headed window with transom. To right, a plainer range, 2
storeys, with off-centre 3 storey gable and 7 unequally spaced
windows.
INTERIOR not inspected.
The design is almost identical to Highfield Public Library,
London Road (qv), also by E Mitchell Gibbs.
(Researches by G Hague, Sheffield City Council).


Listing NGR: SK3420188283

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