Aberystwyth library

Brief description

Described as being in the Edwardian classical style, the building was designed by Walter G Payton of London. The foundation stone was laid on 28 July 1905 by David Davies of Llandinam (the founder of Barry Docks).

Awarded Grade II listing in 1987

Current status: Closed in 2012, and since 2016, when it was sold, there have been ongoing plans for redevelopment, but no work has yet taken place [2019].

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant: £3,000
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): April 1906 by Mrs Vaughan Davies of Tanybwlch.

Photo of library today (2019):

Thanks to geograph user Colin Cheesman (published under cc licence)


Although I didn’t take any photos, I have found this one on flickr, which shows the lovely art nouveau tiles.

flickr user: Emily. Published under cc licence

Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet


Many times, when I was a student. But as far as I know, I didn’t take a single photo!

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