Batley library

Brief description

Designed by local architects Walter Hanstock & Son. The central round arched window has panel below with carved embossed words CARNEGIE LIBRARY. The library opened with a staff of 5.

Awarded Grade II listing in 1984.

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Kirklees Council (2016)

  • Year grant given (if known): 1903
  • Amount of grant: £6,000 in 1903 and a further £988 for the clock tower
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 19 October 1907

Photo of library today (2011):


Photo credit: flickr user Tim Green, shared under CC licence


Old photo of library (postcard):



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