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Former Library Premises

A Grade II Listed Building in Bingley, Bradford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8482 / 53°50'53"N

Longitude: -1.8379 / 1°50'16"W

OS Eastings: 410759

OS Northings: 439114

OS Grid: SE107391

Mapcode National: GBR HRLY.W8

Mapcode Global: WHC91.QJZS

Entry Name: Former Library Premises

Listing Date: 18 June 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283209

English Heritage Legacy ID: 337968

Location: Bingley, Bradford, BD16

County: Bradford

Civil Parish: Bingley

Built-Up Area: Bingley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Bingley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE1039SE BINGLEY MAIN STREET
(east side)
Bingley

9/117 Former Library
18.6.81 premises

GV II

Former library. Mid C19. Hammer-dressed stone with polychrome
ashlar dressings, blocked slate roof. Gothic Revival style. 2
storeys and attic. Street front: prominent gable with separate
porch to left containing pointed-arched cusped doorway with moulded
surround and colonnettes, steeply-pitched coped gable with ornamental
crested ridge. Library has 3 bays of 2-centred arched cusped windows
with continuous hoodmould. Set in bays between at 1st-floor, 2 tall
2-centred arched 2-light mullioned-and-transomed windows with geometrical
tracery and sill band. Set under: 2 quatrefoil panels with foliage
carving and carved ribbons inscribed respectively "Public and "Library".
Set above: clock in circular panel. Steeply-pitched coped gable with
kneelers and stack to apex with 2 coupled octagonal ashlar flues.
Rear has bay with hipped roof against main gable with ridge stack.
Right-hand return of 5 bays with 2-centred arched cusped windows
to ground floor and 2-light double-chamfered mullioned windows above.
Left-hand return: 3 bays of similar windows. Louvre to ridge and
3 gabled vents to each pitch of roof.

Prominent within the town.


Listing NGR: SE1075939114

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

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