Wrexham library

Brief description

The building was designed in the classical style by Vernon Hodge of Teddington (London). The foundation stone was laid by the Mayoress, Mrs Birkett Evans on 1 January 1906. It was the borough library until 1973.

Awarded Grade II listing.

Current status: No longer a public library, the building in Queen’s Square housed council offices from 1973. The news article linked below from December 2020 announced that the council planned to sell it. (2020)

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant: £4,000 to build plus £300 to furnish
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 15 February 1907 by Sir Foster Cunliffe 

Photo of library in 2015 :

© Copyright Jeff Buck and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet – but the news article linked below contains a photo. As does the Wrexham History site.


Not yet

Web links:

  • Entry on Coflein: the online database for the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW)
  • Article in the Wrexham Telegraph, 1907
  • History of Wrexham library (Council website)
  • News article: Historic Old Library building on Queen’s Square to be sold off by Wrexham Council (Deember 2020)

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