Manor Park library

Brief description

The foundation stone was laid on 2 June 1904 by Passmore Edwards (another philanthropist who funded libraries).

Awarded Grade II listing in 1974

Current status: The library closed c 2012. After lying empty for 3 years, funding was found to transform it. Now a “workspace for creative business” (2016)

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant: £5,000
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 3 August 1905 by the Rt Hon James Bryce MP.

Photo of library today (2009):




Another library that features a bust of Andrew Carnegie

Old photo of library (postcard):



Yes, in 2009.

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