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Whitechurch Branch Library, Taylor's Lane, Ballyboden, South Dublin County
11216029
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Reg. No.11216029
Date1905 - 1915
Previous NameN/A
TownlandBALLYBODEN
CountySouth Dublin County
Coordinates313888, 227005
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Uselibrary/archive
In Use Aslibrary/archive
 
Description
Detached T-plan five-bay single-storey with attic library, built 1911. Advanced central block with double gable and projecting single-storey canted porch. Snecked rock-faced granite walls to sill level, red brick above, granite corners, roughcast rendered attic and rere. Timber sash windows throughout with lugged granite surrounds. Diocletian windows to gables, dormers to attic. Double-leaf timber door in segmental-arched opening. Hipped red tile roof with red brick chimney stacks and projecting bracketed eaves.

Appraisal

This early twentieth-century Carnegie Library, designed by T.J. Byrne, is a fine example of the group, with many typical characteristics such as contrasting wall finishes, a vibrant colour scheme and attractive Arts and Crafts detailing. Remaining substantially intact, it is a valuable element of the streetscape.
 
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