Eltham library

Brief description

The architect was Maurice B. Adams. Borough of Woolwich is carved in the stone above the former entrance – another illustration of how borders have shifted in London, as this library is now in Greenwich.

Awarded Grade II listing in 2000.

Current status: Still a library [2016], but now part of the modern “Eltham Centre” – which also contains a leisure centre and cafe. I’m glad they kept the frontage – and yes, the library is still behind those windows, but that is no longer the front door. The centre’s entrance is around the corner.

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant:
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1906

Photo of library today:


Old photo of library (postcard):



We visited in 2011, and had a quick wander round the new Eltham centre.

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