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Worksop Central Library and Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Worksop, Nottinghamshire

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Latitude: 53.3045 / 53°18'16"N

Longitude: -1.119 / 1°7'8"W

OS Eastings: 458807

OS Northings: 378975

OS Grid: SK588789

Mapcode National: GBR NZM7.J4

Mapcode Global: WHDF7.S6BK

Entry Name: Worksop Central Library and Museum

Listing Date: 19 April 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370103

English Heritage Legacy ID: 241355

Location: Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, S80

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Town: Bassetlaw

Electoral Ward/Division: Worksop South East

Built-Up Area: Worksop

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Worksop Priory with Carburton

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Listing Text

(North Side)
8/91 Worksop Central
Library and Museum

Library and museum. 1938, by Haslam, Son Holley. Ashlar and
handmade brick with flat roofs and shallow dome with pavement
lights. Cross plan with apsidal ends, lower flanking wings, and
projecting wing each side; single storey, 15 bays. All windows
metal framed with hori zontal ventilators. Main south front has
central distyle Tuscan portico with moulded architrave, and frieze
inscribed "Central Library and Museum"; above, parapet with Town
Arms and flagpole. Flanked by 2 windows, and beyond, 5 further
windows. Each end of central block has 6 windows. Above, domed
rotunda with decorative bands and ashlar coping, and bronze
finial. Symmetrical rear elevation has central wing with 7
windows, flanked by 4 windows and single metal doors with
overlights. Interior has original cork wall panelling and
original bookcases in former reading, room which has glazed false
ceiling. Outside, entrance steps flanked by square stone piers
of 4 stages with vase capitals. Pathway has 2 similar piers with
round caps. Curved brick dwarf boundary wall with ashlar coping
has 28 dwarf piers linked by 2 metal bands, and a pair of matching
gatepiers with ornamental metal gates.

Listing NGR: SK5880778975

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

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