Tamworth library

Brief description

Built during 1904-5. The architect was Ernest Robert Danford. When first built, the Free Library was managed by a committee of trustees, but in 1917 it was taken over by the Borough Council.

Superseded by a new library, which was opened in 1973.

Current status: Known as the Carnegie Centre, a base for various voluntary organisations in the town. (until 2019) Update: News article (linked below) mentions plans to turn it into a restaurant. “The venue will be restored to its original 1905 structure and then turned into a dining space.” (2020)

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant: £2,000
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1905

Photo of library in 2020:

Former library. Photo credit: Oriel Prizeman 2020. Image shared under CC license CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 Cardiff University AHRC Shelf Life project


Old photo of library (postcard):



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