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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
Entry Name: Renton, Main Street, Public Library with Boundary Wall and Railings
Listing Date: 23 February 1996
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 389227
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42925
Building Class: Cultural
County: West Dunbartonshire
Electoral Ward: Leven
Traditional County: Dunbartonshire
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.
The Victoria Institute is one of the few remaining historic public buildings in Renton. It is now the public library.
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