Runcorn library

Brief description

Described as being designed in an “Eclectic style”, its windows incorporate Mackintosh-style stained glass designs. The architect was James Wilding.

Awarded Grade II listing in 2007.

It was the main library in Runcorn until a larger library was opened in the 1970s at Halton Lea. It first became a branch library, then closed as a library in 2012.

Current status: Unsure about current status (2017). The Runcorn and District Historical Society tried to pull together a plan in 2014 to create a local studies centre, but finally had to reject the idea as unfeasible, as costs were too high.

  • Year grant given (if known): 1904
  • Amount of grant: £3,000
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1 December 1906, by Mr. D. Bisbrown, chairman of the Council

Photo of library in 2014:


Photo credit: flickr user SteHLiverpool (shared under cc licence)


Old photo of library (postcard):

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