Neston library

Brief description

The library celebrated its centenary in 2007 with a year long programme of events culminating in birthday celebrations on the 6th December. Neston is now the only Carnegie library remaining in Cheshire.

The land for the library was given by the Russells (in memory of Dr Russell) of Vine House, Parkgate Road. The architects were Green Knowles and Russell.

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Cheshire West and Chester council (2021).

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant: £1,200
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 6 December 1907 (although on a postcard linked below, the date of opening is given as 3 January 1908).

Photo of library in 2009:


Photo credit: Eirian Evans and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence


Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet, but I found one in the Postcards from the Past gallery (part of the Cheshire-Live collection)


Not yet

Web links:

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