The benefactors of this library were Carnegie, who was approached by the Pontypool Urban District Council in 1904, and pledged £2,000, and Mr J. C. Hanbury, who donated the site. The architects were Speir [or Spear] and Beavan, from Cardiff. Mr W. H. Campbell of Pontypool was hired to build the library at a cost of £1,889.
Awarded Grade II listing in 1997.
Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Torfean council. (2020)
- Year grant given (if known): 1904
- Amount of grant: £2,000
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 21 eptember 1908, by Mr J. C. Hanbury.
Photo of library in 2012 :
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet