Whitehaven library

Brief description

Architects were Greig, Fairbairn and Macniven. The library was extended in 1970.

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Cumbria council (2018) [at least I think so – a new building has been built in front, but this appears joined. Stobbarts (building contractors) published a news item in 2017 stating they had won the contract to carry out repair work on the victorian ceiling.] However, an article written in April 2018 indicates the council has decided to move the library into the nearby archives building, and sell the Carnegie library.

  • Year grant given (if known):
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  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 13 October 1906

Photo of library today (2011):


© Copyright Dave Bevis and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence


Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet


Not yet

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