Farnworth library

Brief description

Designed by Bradshaw and Gass, architects, of Bolton for the Farnworth Urban District Council. The library forms a part of an ensemble of public buildings all designed by Bradshaw and Gass, and intended to form the civic focus of the newly-created Urban District Council of Farnworth. The group includes the Town Hall and the Baptist Church. [from the listing record]

The carved heads above the door are Mr A Topp JP who donated the site, and Andrew Carnegie.

Awarded Grade II listing in 1999.

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

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  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 10 April 1911

Photo of library today (2012):


Farnworth library, © Copyright Dave Bevis and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence


Old photo of library (postcard):



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