Stratford upon Avon library

Brief description

Unusual for libraries awarded grants from Carnegie, this wasn’t a new building, but funding was used to convert a row of cottages and a former technical school (1899). They were originally built in the late 15th century, and there was controversy when the original plan suggested they might be demolished to make way for a modern library (see link below to Marie Corelli and the Stratford-upon-Avon controversy).

The architects of the library were Edward Gibbs Holtom and A. Cossins.

Awarded Grade II listing in 1972

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Warwickshire county council (2021)

  • Year grant given (if known):
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  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1902

Photo of library in 2006:


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


Old photo of library (postcard):



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