Stapleford library

Brief description

A grant from the Carnegie Trust allowed for a Carnegie Free Library to be built in what was then Towle Avenue, Stapleford in 1906. As the site had previously been part of the grounds of Stapleford Hall, owned by the Borlasse-Warren family Towle Avenue was later renamed Warren Avenue.

Current status: Used as a public library until replacement by modern premises in 1981. Then fell into disrepair until purchased by Stapleford Town Council in 1987 and subsequently renovated and re-opened in 1988 as The Carnegie Centre. Now home to Stapleford Town Council. nb in 2013, while Stapleford library was refurbished, library service were briefly offered from the Carnegie centre once more. (2017)

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  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1906

Photo of library today (2008):

stapleford-geographPhoto credit: Oxymoron and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Old photo of library (postcard):

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