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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, West Yorkshire, 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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Listing Text

SE 2421 NW
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. 2 storey. Main, north-west front has off-centre doorway with moulded ashlar door surround topped with open segmental pediment with panel between inscribed FREE LIBRAR y topped with another small pediment. Above 2 small windows. The entrance has iron gates and a triple overlight with glazing bars. T o left 3 large round headed windows in moulded ashlar -surrounds with raised pilasters between. Above 4 small central windows flanked by large curved gables each with 4-1ight 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 2 tall cross casement windows with paired pilasters between, above 2 round headed windows in moulded ashlar surrounds each topped with a pediment and prominent finial. North-east front has irregular facade with 2 bays to left similar to the main front. Rear section 3 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

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

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