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Stalybridge Public Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Stalybridge, Tameside

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Latitude: 53.4833 / 53°28'59"N

Longitude: -2.056 / 2°3'21"W

OS Eastings: 396382

OS Northings: 398507

OS Grid: SJ963985

Mapcode National: GBR GX25.P2

Mapcode Global: WHB9K.DQ60

Plus Code: 9C5VFWMV+8J

Entry Name: Stalybridge Public Library

Listing Date: 6 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356492

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212641

ID on this website: 101356492

Location: Stalybridge, Tameside, Greater Manchester, SK15

County: Tameside

Electoral Ward/Division: Dukinfield Stalybridge

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Stalybridge

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Stalybridge Holy Trinity and Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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(east side)
4/182 Stalybridge
- Public Library

Public library. 1897-1901. By J. Medland Taylor. Hammer-
dressed stone ground floor, brick first floor and clay tile
roof. Total of 6 bays and 2 storeys. Jacobean revival.
Projecting plinth, continuous sill bands and first floor
cornice, eaves cornice, irregular quoins and coped gables
with ball finials. Bay 1 projects as a gabled wing, bay 3
has a single-storey porch and bay 5 a projecting chimney
stack with canted sides. The porch has cast iron gates
within a round-headed arch on bulbous Ionic columns which is
flanked by taller Ionic columns supporting the entablature.
The entablature is inscribed "Astley Cheetham Public
Library" above 3 basket-headed arches: It has a cornice
which breaks forward above smaller Ionic columns. Windows
have 2 or 3-light, mullions and transoms, and 3 first floor
windows break through the eaves line and have shaped gables.
Bow window on right return. Interior: central atrium
surrounded by elliptical keystone arches on rusticated
columns giving access to the peripheral rooms one of which is
a hall-like edifice with hammer-beam roof trusses. Moulded
plaster ceilings and timber screens.

Listing NGR: SJ9638298507

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