Designed by the Blackburn architects Briggs and Wolstenholme (according to wikipedia and the listing on Historic England) or Butterworth and Duncan (according to the Gazetteer of public library buildings). Pevsner described it as being in the ‘Loire’ style – referring to its resemblance to a French chateau.
The original gold key, used for the opening is now in the Clitheroe Castle Museum.
Major refurbishment in 1990 saw the library extend into the building next door.
Awarded Grade II listing in 1976
Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Lancashire County Council (2017)
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant:
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 1905
Photo of library today (2012):
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet
- Entry on the listed buildings register
- Wikipedia entry
- Stone Edge – historic building restoration website
- Clitheroe library reappears at last