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Carnegie Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Town (Y Dref), Merthyr Tydfil

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7473 / 51°44'50"N

Longitude: -3.3777 / 3°22'39"W

OS Eastings: 304983

OS Northings: 206293

OS Grid: SO049062

Mapcode National: GBR HN.153Z

Mapcode Global: VH6CY.DBPX

Entry Name: Carnegie Library

Listing Date: 13 January 1988

Last Amended: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11442

Building Class: Recreational

Location: Set back from street behind a semi-circular pave forecourt with low piers (railings removed); Town Hall on N side.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Town (Y Dref)

Community: Town

Built-Up Area: Merthyr Tydfil

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

1935-6. Designed by Councillor T Edmund Rees (of Messrs Johnson, Richards & Rees, architects of Merthyr). Messrs Enoch Williams & Sons, contractors of Dowlais. Cost £8,500.

Exterior

Arts and Crafts Modern.

2-storey and basement, Portland stone front, hipped Cumbrian slate roof swept to wide eaves. 7 windows with 3-light (2-light centre) mullioned windows in moulded architraves, leaded lights. Cornices and guttae drops to ground-floor surrounds. Stepped plinth. Central doorway and fanlight grouped in pilastered frame with niches and Tudor arch in moulded surround to entrance, flight of steps with coped flanking walls lead up.

Similar side elevations, one-storey extension to rendered rear.

Interior

Interior retains panelled and glazed entrance-hall with heraldic stained-glass dog-leg staircase etc.

Reasons for Listing

Part of good group of listed public buildings in town centre.

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