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Carnegie Free Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilkeston, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.9701 / 52°58'12"N

Longitude: -1.3089 / 1°18'32"W

OS Eastings: 446506

OS Northings: 341644

OS Grid: SK465416

Mapcode National: GBR 7FT.ZTW

Mapcode Global: WHDGP.VLWW

Plus Code: 9C4WXMCR+3C

Entry Name: Carnegie Free Library

Listing Date: 6 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1329207

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352249

Location: Little Hallam, Erewash, Derbyshire, DE7

County: Derbyshire

District: Erewash

Electoral Ward/Division: Little Hallam

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Ilkeston

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Ilkeston St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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SK 4641 NW
7/46 (South Side)
Carnegie Free Library

Library. 1904 by Hunter & Woodhouse of Belper. Edwardian 'Free
Style'. Orange brick and ashlar with sandstone dressings. Plain
tile and glazed roofs hidden behind parapets. Chamfered
rusticated plinth. Two storeys over a basement visible to west
owing to falling ground. North elevation has a pair of ashlar
faced canted bays. These have to the main face a window in
moulded stone architrave and above, a round-headed window with
moulded stone architrave and elongated keyblock. Flanked by
simplified Ionic half columns with pieces of entablature above.
Canted sides have a window with moulded architrave to each
floor, and a moulded cornice above. Five bays between, the
windows all on the upper floor. Central projecting doorway with
banded rusticated. Round-arched doorway with moulded surround
and keyblock, flanked by thin Tuscan columns supporting a
round-arched hood and enclosing the elongated keystone with
superimposed swag of the doorway. Plain band linked to the
sills of the canted bays. Above the entrance a stone panel
inscribed in relief CARNEGIE/FREE LIBRARY. The first floor has
five windows with moulded stone surrounds and between them
carved relief Art Nouveau panels. Cornice and low parapet
above. The west elevation has a tall bay to the left given the
same treatment as the middle part of the canted bays. To the
right, a projecting bay with a tripartite window to the basement
and a row of five keyed oculi. Taller part to right again with
two narrow ashlar canted bays and four stone bands flush with
the wall surface, all above the rusticated basement. Plain
window surrounds. Most windows have small pane metal casements.
The interior has a staircase hall with stairs around an open
well. Wrought iron stair rails with openwork iron newel posts
of tapering profile. Segmental barrel vaulted plaster ceiling
to first floor with plaster mouldings. First floor gallery
supported on four Ionic columns.

Listing NGR: SK4650641644

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