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St Marylebone Library and Health Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5212 / 51°31'16"N

Longitude: -0.1607 / 0°9'38"W

OS Eastings: 527707

OS Northings: 181857

OS Grid: TQ277818

Mapcode National: GBR 88.3V

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.51D5

Plus Code: 9C3XGRCQ+FP

Entry Name: St Marylebone Library and Health Centre

Listing Date: 16 January 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1267671

English Heritage Legacy ID: 418105

Location: Bryanston and Dorset Square, Westminster, London, NW1

County: Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Bryanston and Dorset Square

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary Bryanston Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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St Marylebone Library
16.1.81. and Health Centre


Public library. 1938-39 by Sir Edwin Cooper. Portland stone; flat
terraced roofs. Stripped cubic version of Cooper's earlier Graeco-Roman
Town Hall design. Basement, 3 storeys and attic storey. 5 windows wide,
the end bays very slightly advanced. Central tetrastyle portico in antis
through ground and 1st floors slightly overlapping the end bays; plain
shafted giant Corinthian columns and pairs of antae, deep entablature with
bracketed cornice and balustraded parapet with urn capped dies. Plain
windows. 2nd floor band course to end bays and band course to 2nd floor
parapet. The attic storey is set back over end bays but advanced and
slightly taller to centre, in line with portico, with central thermal window
flanked by cartouches and festooned frieze below parapet band course. 12
bay returns have ground and 1st floor windows recessed between plain giant
piers. 2 subsidiary doorways with heavy porches to Upper Montagu Street.
Band courses returned from front to 2nd floor and parapets. Stone
parapeted area and flight of steps to portico flanked by bronze
lampstandards with bracketed lamps and surmounted by small statues of
children. The rear part of east return is linked to Cooper's Town Hall by
an arched ashlar bridge at 2nd floor level and with a stone arched gateway
beneath, towards Salisbury Place.

Listing NGR: TQ2770781857

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