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Cleveland College of Art and Design, Former Central Library and Rear Extension

A Grade II Listed Building in Victoria, Hartlepool

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Latitude: 54.6858 / 54°41'8"N

Longitude: -1.211 / 1°12'39"W

OS Eastings: 450966

OS Northings: 532587

OS Grid: NZ509325

Mapcode National: GBR MGZ8.M2

Mapcode Global: WHD6F.CHL5

Plus Code: 9C6WMQPQ+8J

Entry Name: Cleveland College of Art and Design, Former Central Library and Rear Extension

Listing Date: 9 March 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250256

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432356

Location: Headland and Harbour, Hartlepool, TS24

County: Hartlepool

Electoral Ward/Division: Victoria

Built-Up Area: Hartlepool

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Hartlepool St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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CLARENCE ROAD (east side),
Cleveland College of Art and Design, Former Central Library and Rear Extension

(Formerly listed as Central Library and rear extension)



Public Library and former newsroom; 1894 on plaque in west gable; by J.W. Brown, Borough Engineer. Rear extension of 1914 by N.F. Dennis, Borough Engineer. Red brick with ornamental terracotta dressings and plain clay tiled roofs, each with 2 ventilation lanterns to ridge. 'L' plan with principal front of library facing Clarence Street (north); former newsroom faces Clarence Road (west). Northern Renaissance style. 2 storeys to library; balanced asymmetry. First-floor windows are separated by simple ½-lozenge pilaster strips continued through parapet to diminutive urn finials. Ornamented 3-centred arched heads to windows in gable end. Dentilled eaves cornice and first-floor sill string. Shaped gables to front and gable end, the latter having circular window. Single-storey 6-bay newsroom has doorway in left bay, with 4-panelled double doors and fanlight with glazing bars, under round-arched opening in pilaster-and-entablature surround having swan-neck pediment with urn finial. Bays defined in parapet by ½-lozenge pilaster strips with urn finials. Dentilled eaves cornice. 3-centred-arched windows. All windows are transomed or cross windows, in architraves.

Listing NGR: NZ5096632587

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