Morley library

Brief description

Foundation stone was laid on 28th September 1905 by the Mayor, Councillor William Middlebrook.

Awarded Grade II listing in 1986

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Leeds council (2017). There are plans to refurbish and make the library into a hub – bringing in the council contact point. This will have the benefit of opening up an area that had been partitioned off for offices.

  • Year grant given (if known): 1903
  • Amount of grant: £6,170
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 27 October 1906 by Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine Esq. (a Manx politician and author )

Photo of library today (2017):

P1120864

Details:

P1120867

Plaque in the tiled entrance hall, recording Carnegie’s donation. The entrance also contains a mosaic in the floor, of the town coat of arms, which also appears in stained glass upstairs.

P1120866

Recording the foundation stone laying ceremony.

P1120875

Some of the beautiful art nouveau tiles which line the library downstairs, and up the stairwell.

Old photos of library (postcards):

yorkshire-leeds-morley-library

morley

Visited?

Yes, in September 2017.

Web links:

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s