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Coatbridge, Academy Street, Carnegie Library

Library (20th Century)

Site Name Coatbridge, Academy Street, Carnegie Library

Classification Library (20th Century)

Canmore ID 201420

Site Number NS76NW 73

NGR NS 73142 65210

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council North Lanarkshire
  • Parish Old Monkland (Monklands)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Monklands
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Site Management (10 August 2015)

Large 2-storey and basement, rectangular-plan, 7-bay, Beaux-Arts style public library, built on falling ground. Pink ashlar sandstone front, channelled at basement, ground floor and quoin strips, stugged and snecked rubble elsewhere, steeply pitched piended slate roof. Windows at 5 centre bays, multi-pane; paired and keystoned to basement, paired to principal floor with banded architraved and consoled cornices, tripartite to 1st floor. Windows at left pavilion; architraved and corniced to basement, architraved and segmental-headed to principal floor with mannered segmental pediment, tripartite with colonette mullions to 1st. Windows at right pavilion; bipartite to principal floor with banded architrave and mannered segmental pediment, tripartite to 1st floor as left pavilion. Ionic capitalled pilaster strips at 1st floor; corbelled wallhead cornice; stepped parapets at pavilions with 'CARNEGIE' to left and 'LIBRARY' to right. FRONT ELEVATION: door at 2nd bay from right approached by steps with cheeks and cast-iron railings, keystoned and blocked architrave doorcase with corniced lintel and pedimented panel, 4 windows to left and at basement, 5 windows to 1st floor; pavilion slightly advanced to right, bipartite window to principal floor and tripartite to 1st; pavilion slightly advanced to left, door and 2 windows to basement, 3 windows to principal floor, tripartite to 1st. (Historic Scotland)



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