Pontypool library

Brief description

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 :

Photo credit: Pontypool Library cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Jaggery – geograph.org.uk/p/3328893

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