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Jesmond Branch Library

A Grade II Listed Building in North Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9933 / 54°59'35"N

Longitude: -1.6064 / 1°36'22"W

OS Eastings: 425281

OS Northings: 566590

OS Grid: NZ252665

Mapcode National: GBR SQ9.G6

Mapcode Global: WHC3K.9R9G

Plus Code: 9C6WX9VV+8C

Entry Name: Jesmond Branch Library

Listing Date: 24 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323708

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469233

Location: North Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: North Jesmond

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle St Hilda

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Jesmond Branch Library

Branch library. 1962-63. Harry Faulkner Brown of Williamson, Faulkner, Brown and Partners. Steel frame painted black. Precast pink granite aggregate panels. Grey brick to administration block. Flat roof. Circular plan to main lending area with "saw-tooth" arrangement of external windows and panels. This is connected to a two-storey administrative block. The "saw-tooth" walls of the circular lending area enables light to be introduced to the side of the bookcases, which are built into the long edges of the serrations, backed by aggregate panels and with glazing above. Recessed fully glazed entrance. This little library is built to a high standard of design, detailing and finishes and uses its circular plan to occupy its corner site with elegance. Awarded RIBA Bronze Medal in 1965. (Architects Journal: 1963-: 1235; Architectural Review: 1963-: 427, 442, The Builder: 1963-: 671-674).

Listing NGR: NZ2528166590

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