Wombwell library

Brief description

The architect was AB Linford. The foundation stone was laid on 29 June 1905 by the Rev George Hadfield, chairman of the Education committee.

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Barnsley MBC (2016)

  • Year grant given (if known): 1903
  • Amount of grant: £3,000
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 17 March 1907

Photo of library today (2007):

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Wombwell library, © Copyright Steve Fareham and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Details:

Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet

Visited?

Not yet

Web links:

  • Entry on the waymarking site – includes a photo of the foundation stone.

Penistone library

Brief description

The architect was Henry R Collins. The doors are marked with a small ‘AC’ monogram in stained glass, and ‘Carnegie Free Library’ is carved on the stone lintel.

Current status: Replaced by a new library in the 1960s. Now used as council offices. (2016)

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant: Carnegie matched the funding raised by local people.
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1913

Photo of library today (2007):

geograph-513138-by-david-ward

Penistone library, © Copyright David Ward and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Details:

Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet

Visited?

Not yet

Web links:

  • Article about the current library, contains a brief reference to the Carnegie funded library

Bolton-on-Dearne library

Brief description

The architect was John Walker Wilson.

Current status: The public library closed in 1973, the building is now a boxing club (B.O.D.Y – Bolton on Dearne Youth, in the Carnegie Centre) (2016)

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant:
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1903, 1905 or 1906 [3 different sources]

Photo of library today:

Not yet obtained.

Details:

Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet

Visited?

Not yet

Web links:

  • B.O.D.Y – the current occupants
  • Welcome to Barnsley website: Goldthorpe (contains info about Bolton on Dearne)