Designed by Arthur R Grant and James Lindsay Grant of Manchester in the Jacobean Revival style, for Chadderton UDC. Built during 1904-5, shortly after the construction of the neighbouring police station and the first public baths, these buildings being the town’s earliest purpose built civic buildings, forming the original core of the town.
The building was altered during the 1950s, losing a cupola, flagpole and part of the parapet to the tower above the entrance.
Awarded Grade II listing in 2011.
Current status: Remained in use as a public library until 2010. It was sold in 2011 and bought by Community Skills Development Agency (CSDA) who planned to turn it into a training centre. (2016)
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- Year opened (and by who – if known): 1905
Photo of library today (2014):
Photo credit: flickr user Jeremy Sutcliffe, shared under cc licence
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet