New Mills library

Brief description

Mr Henry Barber JP, then chairman of the Libraries Committee gave the site, which was next to the Town Hall. The architect was Richard Bassnet Preston.

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Derbyshire libraries (2021)

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant: £2,000
  • Year opened: 25 June 1910

Photo of library today (2016):


Photo credit: Derbyshire libraries (shared under cc licence)


Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet


Not yet

Web links:

  • Detailed account of the history of New Mills library (contains lots of images, including the beautiful art nouveau style plaque commemorating the opening)

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