Clitheroe library

Brief description

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):
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  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1905

Photo of library today (2012):

geograph-3261073-by-rude-healthPhoto credit: Rude Health and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Old photo of library (postcard):

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