Architects: Deacon and Hosburgh of Liverpool. Builder: George Saul of Rotherham.
Funding came from Carnegie, and FJO Montagu donated the land. The latter was a member of a wealthy local family, who also gave £1,500 towards the establishment of the Montagu Hospital, in Mexborough, in 1901.
Current status: Replaced by a new library, whihc opened in January 1993. From 2006, the building was refurbished and became an indian restaurant, known as the Spice library (2019)
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant: £2,000
- Year opened (and by who – if known): …”towards the end of May 1906 by Mr Kelley CC of Wath using a gold inscribed key.” (from Mexborough Heritage Society – newsletter February 1993 – archive no longer fully online)
Photo of library in 2019:
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet
Yes, during a holiday in Lincolnshire in November 2019. Unfortunately during the day, so the restaurant was closed and we couldn’t take a look inside.
- The Spice Library – restaurant website. Includes photo gallery – showing no remaining evidence of the library inside.