TF4609 : Wisbech Library

taken 8 years ago, near to Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Wisbech Library
Wisbech Library
The library was built in 1975 in Ely Place, part of the crescent surrounding Wisbech Castle. The architects, Messrs Hodgson and Scott from Cambridgeshire County Council, faced the challenge of an irregular site with curving street frontage, formerly occupied by a Baptist chapel, and the need to harmonise with the adjacent Georgian buildings. The oversailing top storey with its blind wall accommodates bookstacks and was castigated by the Scottish architectural historian, Charles McKean, as the least successful element of the design.

After a major re-ordering of the interior, the library reopened in February 2010.

For a postcard view of the chapel formerly on the site (taken around 1965 from the other direction) see LinkExternal link
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Wednesday, 3 February, 2010   (more nearby)
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Friday, 5 February, 2010
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Library   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 462 095 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.8531N 0:9.6508E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 462 095
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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