Designed and built 1915-22 by JA Charles, in Beaux-Arts Classical style. 1915 is carved into the building, but it wasn’t opened until 1922 after a lapse in building during WWI. The lecture room was converted to museum c1930.
Awarded Grade II listing in 1976.
Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Cumbria County Council (2016)
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant:
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 1922
Photo of library in 2016:
Photo credit: Kathy Settle
Old[-ish] photo of library (postcard):
I haven’t visited yet, but my colleague did in August 2016.