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Dewsbury Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Dewsbury, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.6904 / 53°41'25"N

Longitude: -1.6336 / 1°38'0"W

OS Eastings: 424294

OS Northings: 421608

OS Grid: SE242216

Mapcode National: GBR KT1R.4V

Mapcode Global: WHC9X.WH8R

Plus Code: 9C5WM9R8+4H

Entry Name: Dewsbury Library

Listing Date: 1 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323735

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469168

Location: Kirklees, WF13

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Dewsbury East

Built-Up Area: Dewsbury

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Dewsbury Team Parish

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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WELLINGTON ROAD Dewsbury Library


Public Library. 1894-96, altered 1931 and 1967. Designed by G E T Lawrence. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings. Hipped slate roofs with single octagonal cupola. Chamfered ashlar plinth. Two storey. Main, north-west front has off-centre doorway with moulded ashlar door surround topped with open segmental pediment with panel between inscribed FREE LIBRARY topped with another small pediment. Above two small windows. The entrance has iron gates and a triple overlight with glazing bars. To left three large round headed windows in moulded ashlar-surrounds with raised pilasters between. Above four small central windows flanked by large curved gables each with four-light mullion and transom windows topped with flat moulded hood, above in each gable an ornate crest. Beyond to right a single door and above a small circular turret with a blind round window and carved panel band above. To left two tall cross casement windows with paired pilasters between, above two round headed windows in moulded ashlar surrounds each topped with a pediment and prominent finial. North-east front has irregular facade with two bays to left similar to the main front. Rear section three storeys with plain and irregular glazing.

INTERIOR has some original features including glazed tiling, panelling and moulded plaster ceilings. Large children's mural designed in 1931 by Herbert Wood.

Listing NGR: SE2429421608

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