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Passmore Edwards Free Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Hackney, Hackney

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Latitude: 51.5279 / 51°31'40"N

Longitude: -0.0834 / 0°5'0"W

OS Eastings: 533051

OS Northings: 182740

OS Grid: TQ330827

Mapcode National: GBR T6.FG

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.HVSL

Plus Code: 9C3XGWH8+5M

Entry Name: Passmore Edwards Free Library

Listing Date: 4 February 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265173

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425862

Location: Hoxton and Shoreditch, Hackney, London, N1

County: Hackney

Electoral Ward/Division: Hoxton East & Shoreditch

Built-Up Area: Hackney

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Leonard with S Michael, Shoreditch

Church of England Diocese: London

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5013 (East Side)
Passmore Edwards
Free Library
TQ 3382 35/474

1897-9 by H T Hare in modified Renaissance style. Red brick with terracotta dressings.
2 main storeys, basement and tall double attic storey. Left bay is a tower with
pyramidal roof and round staircase turret corbelled out at 1st floor. Drum, bell-stage
and cupola above, Wide window with column mullions in upper storey; small windows
in baroque surrounds elsewhere, On ground floor round arched entrance with wrought
iron gates, At right 8 windows on lower floors mullioned and transomed in eared
architraves with frieze and cornice. Brick aprons below. Attic storey has 2 wide
gables, each with a wide bow window, with column mullions and entablature, sunk
into the wall; and a small window high above. Flanking these, roof descends to
eaves level, with dormers.

Listing NGR: TQ3305182740

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