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Latitude: 51.478 / 51°28'40"N
Longitude: -0.0113 / 0°0'40"W
OS Eastings: 538199
OS Northings: 177319
OS Grid: TQ381773
Mapcode National: GBR L1.MTC
Mapcode Global: VHGR7.R3CT
Entry Name: West Greenwich Library
Listing Date: 8 June 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1358975
English Heritage Legacy ID: 200384
Location: Greenwich, London, SE10
Electoral Ward/Division: Greenwich West
Built-Up Area: Greenwich
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Greenwich St Alfege
Church of England Diocese: Southwark
4412 GREENWICH HIGH ROAD SE10
West Greenwich Library
TQ 3877 26/277
By Sir A B Thomas. Early C20 2-storey, 3-bay building, of modest baroque appearance.
Moderately high pitched, slated roof. Taller centre section supports high open
cupola with lead dome, 8 Tuscan columns and square podium. Stone urns at sides
of pediment and carved brick armorial decoration in tympanum. Red brick walls.
Side bays have stone mutule cornice and blocking course. Central 1st floor window
round-arched with coved surround and large carved keystone reaching to main cornice.
Solid stone balcony, bearing oval plaque, rests on cornice of ground floor centre
window which has wide Gibbs surround in stone and narrow flanking windows. Stone
dado with roll moulding below. Side sections have 1st floor windows in moulded
architraves lengthened at sides to rest on lower part of stepped, projecting
stone panel supporting wide cill and resting on cornice of ground floor entrances.
Doors have thick stone lintel dividing them from rectangular fanlight with leaded
pattern; the whole in modified Gibbs surround. Rear elevation, visible from
Peyton Place, of one storey in multi-coloured stock brick with red brick dressings.
Behind parapet a dome with 6 tunnelled, round-arched windows and glazed cupola.
Inscription on cartouche on front balcony "The gift of Andrew Carnegie Esq".
Listing NGR: TQ3819977319
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