Kayll Road branch library, Sunderland

Brief description

Carnegie paid for 3 branch libraries in Sunderland: Hendon, Monkwearmouth and West Branch (Kayll Road library). All are built in red brick a similar style (Edwardian baroque) as each had to follow a basic plan produced by Sunderland librarian John Alfred Charlton Deas. West branch was designed by Sunderland architect Hugh Taylor Decimus Hedley.

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

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  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1909, by the Reverend G. W. Kitchin, the Dean of Durham and Warden of the University of Durham.

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