Pleasley Hill library

Brief description

The architect was John E Goodacre.  From the website linked below: “Thomas Smith was a Mansfield Town Councillor who lived at 18 Bagshaw Street. By profession he was a builder and donated a piece of land further along the street on which the Free Library was built. …. When the Library was closed, Mansfield Borough Council, as it then was, put the building up for sale for £575. It was bought by a local butcher, Alf Fensome, who had it converted into a bungalow, in which state it still exists today.”

Current status: Library closed in 1941. As described on the website linked below, it is now residential. (2020)

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant: £750
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1907

Photo of library in 2020 :

Former library. Photo credit: Oriel Prizeman 2020. Image shared under CC license CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 Cardiff University AHRC Shelf Life project

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