Grays library

Brief description

The Grays Free Library was built on land donated by Mr. Charles Seabrooke. The cost of the library was donated by Carnegie. The architect was a local man: Christopher M Shiner A.R.I.B.A.

Current status: Demolished in the early 1970s and a replacement built on the same site as the original. The new library includes a theatre and museum.

  • Year grant given (if known): 1902
  • Amount of grant: £3,000
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 11 November 1903 by the Countess of Warwick

Old photo of library (postcard):


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