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):
- Amount of grant:
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 1902
Photo of library in 2006:
Old photo of library (postcard):
- Entry on the listed buildings register
- Marie Corelli and the Stratford-upon-Avon controversy < on the waymarking site
- News: Stratford registry office to move into library (2016)