Barry library

Brief description

Following a competition, the architects Charles E. Hutchinson and E. Harding Payne of London were appointed and the building was designed in the Edwardian Baroque style. The complex was built in two stages, with the library completed and opened first, the council offices two years later.

Awarded Grade II listing in 1979.

Current status: Major refurbishment started in 2001, and the library reopened in 2007. Still open as a public library, run by Vale of Glamorgan council (2021)

  • Year grant given (if known): 1903
  • Amount of grant: £8,000
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1 March 1906 by the Earl of Plymouth

Photo of library in 2007:

Barry Town Hall and library (library is on the right) . cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Tony


Old photo of library (postcard):

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