Tinsley library

Brief description

Andrew Carnegie offered £1,500 to Tinsley Urban District Council in 1903. The site was given by Earl Fitzwilliam, and the architects were Messrs Holmes & Walson of Sheffield. Designed in the renaissance style, it was faced in local pressed bricks and Grenoside stone dressings.

Current status: Boarded up when we visited in 2009, can’t find out what its current status is – if anyone local can let me know, please leave a comment (2016)

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant: £1,500
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 8 June 1905

Photo of library today (2009):



Old photo of library (postcard):



Yes, in 2009, when it was boarded up (having been a childrens centre)

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