Ipswich library

Brief description

The Carnegie United Kingdom Trust made a grant of £22,500. Plans confirmed and building started in 1922. The architect was H Munro-Cautley.

Awarded Grade II listing in 1977

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Suffolk libraries (2017)

  • Year grant given (if known): 1921
  • Amount of grant: £22,500
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): formally opened on 3 September 1924 by Sir Charles Sherrington, G.B.E., O.M.

Photo of library today (2007):

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Seven Kings library, Ilford

Brief description

The architect was Herbert Shaw.

Current status: Now Ilford Preparatory school (not sure when the library closed)

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  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1909

Photo of library today (2012):

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Heckmondwike library

Brief description

A large, two-storied stone building with ornate gable-ends. The Clerk of Heckmondwike Urban District Council applied to Carnegie for a grant in 1902 and was offered £2,500 (Carnegie gave a further £38 in 1908). The architect was Henry Stead, a local man, and the site was given by Sir Thomas Firth (of Firth’s Carpets), who also gave £100 for books. The building, which was opened in January 25th, 1911, had tiled dados, oak furniture and hot water heating. The newsroom was on the ground floor and the lending library, reference section and workroom were on the first. Part of the ground floor was used as a rates office. Although modernised inside many of the old features remain.

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Kirklees council (2017)

  • Year grant given (if known): 1902
  • Amount of grant: £2,538
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 25 January 1911

Photo of library today (2009):

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Hartlepool library

Brief description

The foundation stone was laid by HH Murray JP on 27 May 1903. The architect was H.C. Crummack, Borough Engineer. A house for the librarian was built next door. Robinson John Marshall was the original contractor.

Awarded Grade II listing in 1985

Current status: Library closed in 1999 (moved to a new site) and the building was converted to offices. Its official re-opening was on June 15 June 2006. It now houses part of Hartlepool Council’s Libraries staff and is also home to the Council’s Sports Development Team (2009)

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  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1903

Photo of library today (2014):

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Hammersmith library

Brief description

The architect was Henry Hare, who designed a building in the Baroque style. (Note, he also designed libraries in libraries in Wolverhampton, Harrogate, Southend, Islington, Shoreditch and Fulham.) Sculptural ornaments including figures of Shakespeare & Milton and reliefs of literature and Art, Industry and Science. The sculptor was Frederick Schenk

The library was refurbished and reopened in 2014.

Awarded Grade II listing in 1980

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (2017)

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  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1905

Photo of library today (2014):

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Photo credit: Hammersmith and Fulham council (shared via flickr under cc licence)

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Fulham library

Brief description

The architect was Henry Hare.

Awarded Grade II listing in 1985

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (2017)

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  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1908

Photo of library today (2006):

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Cubitt Town library

Brief description

aka Isle of Dogs library. The architect was C Harrold Norton. The site in Cubitt Town was acquired by Lady Margaret Charteris and the builders were Messrs Watts, Johnson & Company. The library facilities were on the ground floor, with a caretaker’s flat above. Most of the ceiling in the lending department fell to the floor around 1912, and the building suffered some bomb damage during WWII. The newspaper room to the right was slightly altered and a community hall was added to this side in the 1962

Awarded Grade II listing in 2006

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Tower Hamlets (2017)

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  • Amount of grant: £15,000 for 2 libraries: this one and one in Bromley-by-Bow. This library cost £6,805 13s 10d in total
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 14 January 1905, by local politician Will Crooks MP

Photo of library today (2005):

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Old photo of library (postcard):

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