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Durning Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Lambeth, London

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Latitude: 51.4889 / 51°29'20"N

Longitude: -0.1102 / 0°6'36"W

OS Eastings: 531302

OS Northings: 178353

OS Grid: TQ313783

Mapcode National: GBR MN.DF

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.1TLZ

Entry Name: Durning Library

Listing Date: 27 March 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1358278

English Heritage Legacy ID: 204324

Location: Lambeth, London, SE11

County: London

District: Lambeth

Electoral Ward/Division: Prince's

Built-Up Area: Lambeth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: North Lambeth

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

1. (south side)

No 167
(Durning Library)


1889 by Sidney Smith. Gothic Revival with North Italian and Flemish attributes.
Tall, narrow building of 3 storeys, attic and basement; 2 bays at right and
a tower bay, of 4 storeys and basement under tall pyramidal roof, at left.
Fareham red brick with dressings of different stones. Very steeply pitched
slated roof with tall chimneys. Elaborate facade with mixture of Gothic, Tudor
and Renaissance motifs. Projecting open arcaded ground floor with balustrade
and set back left and central entrances. Tile and terra-cotta decoration above
arcade. Second floor oriel on elaborate corbel has highly decorated gable above,
and a griffin rests on a corbelled bracket below.

Listing NGR: TQ3130278353

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

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