Walthamstow library

Brief description

Built during 1907-9 by by JW Dunford. Awarded Grade II listing in 1973.

Current status: Still a public library, managed by Waltham Forest council.

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant: £10,000
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 10 July 1909, by JA Simon esq. KC, MP.

Photo of library today:




Shiny copper plaque in the entrance


Stained glass with owl

Old photo of library (postcard):


Not sure when the baths were demolished, but it is that space on the far side of the library where the new extension is.


Visited in August 2014 – really liked the way the extension added bright space to the original building, and of course loved the stained glass which included an owl!

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