Melton Mowbray library

Brief description

The foundation stone was laid in July 1905 and the library was opened just 4 months later. the architect was Edmund Jeeves.

Current status: The library closed in the 1970s, and was refurbished as a museum. (2016)

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  • Year opened: 26 October 1905, by Mr William Willcox (who I think is likely the town councillor who did a lot to ensure the library was built)

Photo of library in 2010:




This stained glass used to be in (or above) the front door of the library. It is now inside the museum. The central shield is the town coat of arms, but apparently the lion is facing the wrong way.

Postcard of library:



Yes, in 2010 – long after it had become a museum.

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