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Wakefield Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Wakefield, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6825 / 53°40'56"N

Longitude: -1.5037 / 1°30'13"W

OS Eastings: 432878

OS Northings: 420782

OS Grid: SE328207

Mapcode National: GBR KTYV.7N

Mapcode Global: WHC9Z.WP4T

Plus Code: 9C5WMFJW+XG

Entry Name: Wakefield Library

Listing Date: 10 April 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272893

English Heritage Legacy ID: 447273

Location: Wakefield, WF1

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Wakefield North

Built-Up Area: Wakefield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wakefield All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

The following shall be added:

(west side)

1/133 Wakefield Library


Library. 1905. In the Neo-Baroque style. Ashlar with slate roofs. Plinth and
moulded eaves. East front, single storey, with taller gabled entrance tower.
Central doorway with Ionic half-columned surround supporting entablature and
decorated hood. Above a large semi-circular fanlight in a concave rusticated
surround with shield above. The tower is articulated with tall rusticated Ionic
pilasters, on bases, supporting an entablature with pulvinated frieze. Coped
gable above has a small 2 light mullion window with hood mould. The roof of
this tower is topped by a wooden cupola with leaded ogee cap and an ornate iron
weathervane. The flanking wings each have 2 large round headed windows which
project through the eaves and are topped with round hoods. The concave moulded
window surround have decorated keystones, with below raised panels over rusti-
cated bases. Between each pair of windows, a single down pipe with an ornate
rainwater head inscribed '1905'. Either side are single circular windows with
moulded surrounds and 4 keystones each. To the right a 3 bay addition, with a
central round headed doorway with moulded surround and keystone, either side are
single narrow windows also with moulded surrounds and keystones. Interior: has
central domed entrance hall, with 3 large rooms off, each with a shallow arched,
moulded plaster ceiling. Built with the assistance of -funds provided by the
Carnegie Foundation.

Listing NGR: SE3287820782

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

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