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Latitude: 51.5459 / 51°32'45"N
Longitude: 0.6836 / 0°41'0"E
OS Eastings: 586172
OS Northings: 186414
OS Grid: TQ861864
Mapcode National: GBR Y60.L3
Mapcode Global: VHJL4.SDQR
Entry Name: Westcliff Library
Listing Date: 24 April 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323706
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469231
Location: Southend-on-Sea, SS0
Electoral Ward/Division: Westborough
Built-Up Area: Southend-on-Sea
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Westcliff-on-Sea St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
TQ 88 NE SOUTHEND ON SEA LONDON ROAD
840/2/10045 Westcliff Library
Branch library. 1958-60 by P F Burridge, Southend Borough Architect. Elegant one storey building, rectangular in plan, with staff room and workroom to the left and projecting bicycle compound to the front right. This is set within a paved terrace, with seats and planters at the front and patio at the back, which is an integral part of the design. Steel-framed with yellow brick walls and metal windows in timber sub-frames. Front comprises a mainly glazed wall with double doors to entrance. The rear elevation is also mainly glazed with doors leading on to a patio garden. West elevation has full-height glazing to left and brick wall to the right. Projecting weather-boarded eaves throughout. Flat roof with central 6 bay ridge and furrow clerestorey. Attached at front right is a walled bicycle compound with double iron gates, having horizontal bars at regular intervals along vertical supports. INTERIOR has boarded ceiling with fluorescent lighting, suspended, curved internal wall with built-in seating, panelled wall to entrance hall and curved issuing desk.
Listing NGR: TQ8617286414
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