Cockermouth library

Brief description

Built by the local firm of Walker Brothers, who used pink sandstone from Roundclose Quarry at Morseby.

Current status: Still open as a public library, although responsibility for who runs it is in transition. See below for link to the proposal put forward regarding a community asset transfer. They would still run library services from the library, but would also create a hub of public services to benefit residents, businesses and visitors. (2017)

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant:
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1905

Photo of library today (2004):


Photo credit: Humphrey Bolton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet


Not yet

Web links:

Also book ref: Mick Jane: Cockermouth’s “CARNEGIE, FREE LIBRARY” – Celebrating 100 years in 2004.

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