Shipley library

Brief description

Current status: No longer a library. When we saw it in 2011 (see below) it looked very sad. Apparently there had been many plans since it closed, but none had come to fruition. The most recent was a plan to incorporate the building into a new development. See below for link, the plan was: “the relocation of historic Carnegie Library, which will be transported, stone by stone, from its current location and converted into six residential apartments.” Update (Sept 2016) – as the new article linked below states, the relocation plan has fallen through and the owner is reconsidering. The building has at least been tidied up and trees removed.

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant: £3,000
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1905

Photo of library today [in 2011]:

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Old photo of library (postcard):

Not yet in my collection

Visited?

Drove past in 2011

Web links:

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