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