Dalton library

Brief description

Councillors approved that the library should be built in Dalton-in-Furness at a meeting in May 1903. The estimated cost was £2,800.

It was given Grade II listed status in 1993.

Current status: A public library, run by Cumbria county council, until later in 2016, when library services are due to relocate to Dalton Community centre

  • Year grant given (if known): 1903
  • Amount of grant: £2,800
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): Building is dated 1903, but I’ve seen passing references to it being opened in 1905 [unconfirmed].

Photo of library in 2016:


Photo credit: Kathy Settle



Photo credit: Kathy Settle

Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet


I haven’t visited, but my colleague has, in August 2016, shortly before the library service was due to relocate.

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