Heywood libary

Brief description

Architects were SV North and C Collas Robin. The library was extended in 1973.

Awarded Grade II listing in 1985

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Rochdale librares (2021)

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant: £6,000
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1906

Photo of library  in 2010:

heywood-lancs-geograph-1976901-by-david-dixon

Photo credit: David Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Old photo of library (postcard):

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[note the typo! Carnagie…..]

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Castleton library

Brief description

The library is constructed with Accrington brick and Staffordshire roof tiles to a design by Jesse Horsfall.

Current status: The library moved out in 2007. News in February 2016 (see below) was that it had been bought by a local businessman and was to be refurbished and reopened. It will be part used by a local business, and part by the local community. (2017)

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant: £2,500
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1905, by Lt . Colonel Fishwick, mayor and Chairman of the Library Committee

Photo of library today (2010):

geograph-1817487-by-david-dixonPhoto credit: David Dixon  on geograph, licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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Old photo of library (postcard):

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Milnrow library

Brief description

Designed in 1907 by architects’ practice S Butterworth and WH Duncan of Rochdale (who also designed 5 other libraries, including Littleborough, Wardle, and Clitheroe). The listing states that the architects “successfully combined an eclectic mix of Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau with a touch of Mannerism in the attenuated entrance gable to produce a well-balanced and pleasing composition, enhanced by the use of high-quality materials and craftsmanship in the relief lettering and intricate ornamentation, and the leaded and stained Art Nouveau glass.”

Awarded Grade II listing in 2012

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

  • Year grant given (if known): 1902
  • Amount of grant: £2500
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 4 July 1908

Photo of library today (2010):

geograph-1917068-by-david-dixon

From Geograph© Copyright David Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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Old photo of library (postcard):

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