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© Mr Charles Madders

IoE Number: 458449
Location: DIDSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY, WILMSLOW ROAD (west side)
  MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER, GREATER MANCHESTER
Photographer: Mr Charles Madders
Date Photographed: 04 July 2002
Date listed: 03 October 1974
Date of last amendment: 03 October 1974
Grade II

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MANCHESTERSJ89SWWILMSLOW ROAD, Didsbury698-1/8/672(West side)

MANCHESTER SJ89SW WILMSLOW ROAD, Didsbury 698-1/8/672 (West side) 03/10/74 Didsbury Public Library GV II Public library. 1915, by Henry Price (City Architect). Red brick with dressings of Portland stone, slate roofs. Triangular plan with 2 wings at an acute angle hinged on an octagonal drum, the angle between the wings filled by a hall. Eclectic style with Gothic features. High single storey, dominated by the drum. This rises to a clerestory and has coupled corner pilasters, 3-light mullioned windows with cusped tracery and hoodmoulds, an emphatic sill-band carried round, a deep stone parapet with an upstand in each side, and an octahedral roof surmounted by a finial with weathervane. The front (to the north-east) is enclosed (inter alia) by a single-storey 3-sided porch in the form of a buttressed arcade of 2-centred arches, with an embattled parapet and pyramidal roof, and the parapet carries round angled side-lobbies on both sides. The wings have mullioned and double-transomed windows rising into gablets above the parapet; and hipped roofs.

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