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Westcliff Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Westborough, Southend-on-Sea

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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

Plus Code: 9F32GMWM+9C

Entry Name: Westcliff Library

Listing Date: 24 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323706

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469231

Location: Westborough, Southend-on-Sea, SS0

County: Southend-on-Sea

Electoral Ward/Division: Westborough

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

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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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