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Public Library, Main Street, Renton

A Category C Listed Building in Leven, West Dunbartonshire

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Latitude: 55.9675 / 55°58'3"N

Longitude: -4.5844 / 4°35'3"W

OS Eastings: 238795

OS Northings: 677963

OS Grid: NS387779

Mapcode National: GBR 0L.X22D

Mapcode Global: WH3NJ.K85K

Plus Code: 9C7QXC98+26

Entry Name: Public Library, Main Street, Renton

Listing Name: Renton, Main Street, Public Library with Boundary Wall and Railings

Listing Date: 23 February 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 389227

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42925

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200389227

Location: Cardross

County: West Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Leven

Parish: Cardross

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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Dated 1887. 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan. Red sandstone ashlar. Deep base course, string course, advanced eaves, blocking course.

E (MAIN) ELEVATION: segmental-headed door at centre, 4-panelled with fanlight, narrow window above. Full-height square bay advanced to left, tripartite windows. Bipartite windows to outer right bay. Band course dividing floors inscribed "Victoria Institute 1887".

N & S ELEVATIONS: red sandstone rubble; 5 bays; 3 windows to outer left and right closely grouped; ashlar cills.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey slate piended roof.

INTERIOR: not seen 1995.

BOUNDARY WALL AND RAILINGS: low ashlar plinth wall; plain cast-iron railings; slender cast-iron gate posts.

Statement of Interest

The Victoria Institute is one of the few remaining historic public buildings in Renton. It is now the public library.

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