Annfield Plain library

Brief description

The only library built with Carnegie funds in County Durham. Built in 1908 by Edward Cratney of Davidson and Cratney. Southsen and Johnson were the contractors. The site given by John Wilkinson Taylor, MP.

Awarded Grade II listing in 1987.

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

  • Year grant given (if known):
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  • Year opened (and by who – if known): December 2008

Photo of library today (2005):


Alan Fearon [CC BY-SA 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons


Copper plaque in entrance hall

Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet


Not yet

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