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IoE Number: 387436
Location: CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY AT SOUTH ENTRANCE TO WEST PARK, ANLABY ROAD (north side)
  KINGSTON UPON HULL, KINGSTON UPON HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr John Turner
Date Photographed: 13 April 2001
Date listed: 21 January 1994
Date of last amendment: 21 January 1994
Grade II

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KINGSTON UPON HULLTA02NEANLABY ROAD680-1/8/31(North side)

KINGSTON UPON HULL TA02NE ANLABY ROAD 680-1/8/31 (North side) Carnegie Public Library at south entrance to West Park GV II Public library. Dated 1905. By JH Hirst, City Architect. Paid for by Andrew Carnegie Foundation. Half-timbered Domestic Revival style. Brick, partly timber-framed, with rendered nogging. Hipped plain tile roofs. Deep eaves with gutter on wrought-iron scroll brackets. L-plan with limbs of unequal size, and a 2-storey octagonal porch at the inside angle. Octagonal porch has a close studded first floor and a pyramidal roof topped with a weather vane. Above, eight 2-light leaded casements, with a panel under the front one inscribed "Carnegie Public Library". Below, a projecting single-storey porch with close studded gable and a pair of half-glazed doors with side lights. Beyond, on either side, a 2-light window with brick mullion. Main wing, to right, 3 storeys, 4 bays, has an open wooden arcade with segment-headed bays and beneath it, a pair of glazed doors with side and top lights with glazing bars. Above, a box dormer with 5 glazing bar lights. Right return has a similar arcade, 3 bays, with a pair of doors and a similar dormer above. At the rear, three 3-light glazing bar cross casements. Smaller left wing has a large external brick stack at the outer end. Close studded upper part has a single light leaded window. Brick underbuild has a segment-headed cellar opening and to left a small brick mullioned 2-light window. INTERIOR has an octagonal entrance hall articulated by fluted wooden columns, with glazed brick dado and mosaic frieze. Leaded glazed double doors and screens and corniced issue desk with similar screen. Main wing has fitted corniced bookshelves and common rafter roof.

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