The present building dates from 1904, a fact noted on the commemorative plaque outside the front entrance. It is a traditional red brick building on the main Parkgate and Rawmarsh Road. Carnegie offered £3,000 to Rawmarsh Urban District Council in 1903, and a further £72 in 1906. The architect was Joseph Platts.
Current status: After closure (2011?), it was used as council offices, then news in 2016 confirmed plans to convert it to accommodation for ‘vulnerable young people’. (2017)
- Year grant given (if known): 1903
- Amount of grant: £3000
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 5 June 1905
Photo of library today (2008):
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet