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ArtistMaker: architect not known / carved by a Mr Everett [1]
TitleOfWork: decorative carving
DescriptionOfPhoto: view of front facade and entrance
DateOfCreation: 1905
Medium: sandstone
Location: Wombwell Library. (SE440403)
AtoZReference: p.39 1G
Street: Station Road
TownOrVillage: Wombwell
MetropolitanBorough: Barnsley
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: b066a
Description: Art Deco influenced decorative carving around the 3.5m high entrance archway. A winged cherub's head on a scroll appears on the keystone above the entrance. Further carving decorates the ?chimney above the central space of the building.

Commission: The Library was funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. The foundation stone to the left of the entrance records details of this.


References: [1] Interview with Wombwell Heritage Group: 11/3/2003

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