Fratton library

Brief description

Built 1905-6 by Portsmouth Borough Council to the design by local architect, Arthur Edward Cogswell, who provided his services free of charge.

Awarded Grade II listing in 2011.

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Portsmouth City council (2016)

  • Year grant given (if known):
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  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 12 September 1906

Photo of library today (2010):





Closeup of the front door, showing lovely stained glass and carving.

Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet


Briefly, in 2010, when on our way to catch a ferry.

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