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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: HORNBY LIBRARY PICTON READING ROOM

List entry Number: 1359620

Location

HORNBY LIBRARY, WILLIAM BROWN STREET
PICTON READING ROOM, WILLIAM BROWN STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
LiverpoolMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 28-Jun-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 359740

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History

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Details

SJ3490 NE WILLIAM BROWN STREET L1

49/1357 Picton Reading Room and Hornby 28.6.52 Library.

G.V. II*

Reading Room and Library. 1875-9 by Cornelius Sherlock. Hornby Library by Shelmerdine, 1906. Stone. Semi-circular front with rusticated wall surface with small niches and statues. Entrance with architraves, consoles and cornice. The whole raised on a base, and surrounded by a peristyle of fluted Corinthian columns with enriched frieze, cornice and balustrade. Domed rotunda roof. Double stair and balustraded wall enclosing courtyard with iron lampstands. Interior of reading room has walls lined with shelves, with 2 galleries and projecting bookcases. Iron spiral stairs railings and light fittings. Central wooden desk with lamp. Coffered saucer dome with top light. Hornby library: Main hall of 5 bays with Ionic colonnades. Balustraded balcony, swept round, ends on Doric columns, with cross arches. Entablature projects over colonnade with Diocletian windows above. In corridor outside, bronze plaque commemorating opening. The reading room is named after Sir James Allanson Picton, first chairman of the Liverpool Libraries Committee.

Listing NGR: SJ3493490781

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National Grid Reference: SJ 34934 90781

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