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Carnegie Arts Centre and Theatre

A Grade II Listed Building in Workington, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6448 / 54°38'41"N

Longitude: -3.5479 / 3°32'52"W

OS Eastings: 300209

OS Northings: 528843

OS Grid: NY002288

Mapcode National: GBR 3GNQ.PR

Mapcode Global: WH5YP.GJR2

Entry Name: Carnegie Arts Centre and Theatre

Listing Date: 13 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327209

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72267

Location: Workington, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA14

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Workington

Built-Up Area: Workington

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Workington St John

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 0028 WORKINGTON FINKLE STREET (South
side) Workington

10/44 Carnegie Arts Centre
and Theatre

II

Library now art centre and theatre. Dated 1904 over original entrance.
Rock-faced calciferous sandstone with red sandstone quoins, eaves cornice with
modillions, all on large red sandstone plinth. Hipped graduated greenslate roof
with red sandstone ashlar chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 7 bays, with flanking
single-storey, 4-bay wings. 2-storey theatre adjoins to left forming overall
L-shape. Double panelled doors in eared architrave under console-bracketed
hood. Window left of entrance is in a blocked dated doorway. Sash windows with
glazing bars in red sandstone architraves, those on ground-floor with arched
heads and false keystones. Window over entrance is under large segmental
pediment with Latin inscription. Wings have sash windows in red sandstone
surrounds. Theatre has C20 ground-floor doorways and windows in original
architraves. Principal entrance has alternate-block surround under Venetian
window and gable niche. Left return wall has blocked windows, 2 with round
arches. Roof has prominent lead and stucco cupola. Rear brick extensions are
not of interest.


Listing NGR: NY0020928843

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