Survey Data

Reg No

20514104


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Technical


Original Use

Library/archive


In Use As

Library/archive


Date

1920 - 1940


Coordinates

167334, 71655


Date Recorded

05/06/1994


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced five-bay three-storey building, c. 1930, having balcony to first floor with limestone carved balustrade. In use as part of public library. Roof not visible for inspection, parapet wall to facade. Limestone ashlar façade having a carved frieze with cartouche to parapet, and a City coat of arms carved panel to balustrade. Moulded and carved surrounds to upper floor openings being slightly recessed from the line of the façade. Replacement windows, two pane to second floor and single pane to first and ground. Square headed double leaf entrance doors with plain overlights, decorative surrounds to door openings, incorporating a carved band, as well as an egg and dart moulding to the inner order.

Appraisal

Commanding twentieth century public building on a main thoroughfare. One of the most characteristic buildings on the street for its ashlar façade with carved detail, and for its ongoing use as part of the public library.