The library once stood at the front of Alvaston Park was for several years supported by wooden beams as it lay empty and was finally demolished in 1968 owing to subsidence. Web ref – Alvaston and Crewton then and now). The same site then later has reference to Alvaston Library, Crewton, Derby, and says it was Alvaston library was founded in 1913 by the Carnegie UK Trust. Designed by Arthur Eaton and was completed in 1916 but did not
actually open until January 1920. In 1972 it ceased to be a library and was used as a store for Derby museum until it was demolished in 1978.
Another reference claims it opened in 1915, was closed to the public in 1971 and finally demolished in 1980
Nb I’ve also traced references to Alvaston library (in the Gazeteer of Historic Public Library Buildings). This references it as funded by the Carnegie UK Trust, architect Arthur Easton. Opened 1916, demolished 1978.
Current status: Demolished in 1968 – or 1980.
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant:
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 1915, 1916, or 1920
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet – although I have seen an old postcard, which refs to it as Crewton library
- Then and now photo – click on the image to see 2 photos, one of the library, and one of the park today, after the library was demolished.
- History of Alveston Park