A curious one for this site. The building is listed in the Gazeteer of Historic Public Libraries as demolished. However, the Beoley village website [link below] clearly acknowledges that funds for the building came from Andrew Carnegie, and describe the Reading Room as having been opened in 1905. They then state:”After the First World War, the Worcestershire County Council delivered a regular supply of library books which were loaned out weekly by volunteers.”
The gazetteer lists the architect as WF Edwards.
Current status: Village hall (2017)
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant:
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 1905
Photo of library today:
The website below contains a photo of the village hall.
A photo of the foundation stone is on the village site linked below. It states the stone was laid 13 May 1905 by Councillor TV Allen.
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet
- Beoley village hall – history