Accrington library

Brief description

The library was designed and built by the borough engineer: William J Newton. One of the original features was a stained glass window by H Gustave Hiller of Liverpool.

Awarded Grade II listing in 1984

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Lancashire county council (2016)

  • Year grant given (if known): 1904
  • Amount of grant: Initially £7,500, later increased to £10,000
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 18 January 1908, by Alderman TE Higham

Photo of library today (2008):


robert wade [CC BY-SA 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons


Old photo of library (postcard):



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