Ashton in Makerfield library

Brief description

A former lecture hall and library, now a library, built in 1905-6 to a design by the architects J B & W Thornley. The children’s library was added when the lecture hall fell out of use.

Refurbished and reopened in 2006 to mark its centenary.

Awarded Grade II listing in 2009

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Wigan libraries (2017)

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

Photo of library today:

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Old photo of library (postcard):


Not from my collection, this was found via flickr 


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