Teddington library

Brief description

Built in 1906, and designed by a famous victorian/edwardian architect, Henry Cheers. Pevsner was a bit rude about his design, calling it: “jolly Baroque with two scrolly gables”.

The library was refurbished in 2008, reopening in April 2009.

Awarded Grade II listing in 2011. Nb the listing (linked below) provides more information than usual about public libraries and the architect.

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by London Borough of Richmond on Thames (2016)

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

Photo of library today (2011):




Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet


Yes, in 2011

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