Milnrow library

Brief description

Designed in 1907 by architects’ practice S Butterworth and WH Duncan of Rochdale (who also designed 5 other libraries, including Littleborough, Wardle, and Clitheroe). The listing states that the architects “successfully combined an eclectic mix of Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau with a touch of Mannerism in the attenuated entrance gable to produce a well-balanced and pleasing composition, enhanced by the use of high-quality materials and craftsmanship in the relief lettering and intricate ornamentation, and the leaded and stained Art Nouveau glass.”

Awarded Grade II listing in 2012

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Rochdale borough council (2017)

  • Year grant given (if known): 1902
  • Amount of grant: £2500
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 4 July 1908

Photo of library today (2010):


From Geograph© Copyright David Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence


Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet


Not yet

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