Wombwell Free Library, South Yorkshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wireworm
N 53° 31.342 W 001° 23.813
30U E 606278 N 5931578
Quick Description: A Free Library presented by Andrew Carnegie Esq. 1905
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/5/2012 9:31:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMDERQ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
This is now Wombwell Public Library run by Barnsley Metropilitan Borough Council since 1978. It open to the public and has free internet access. At the rear is a large free public car park,with disabled access to the library from this area.

Inscription on the date stone reads-
"WOMBWELL FREE LIBRARY
Presented by
ANDREW CARNEGIE Esq.
To the Township of Wombwell
in the year 1905.
this stone was laid by
THE REVEREND GEORGE HADFIELD
Chairman of the Education Committee
and a late member of the Urban District Council
on the 29th Day of June 1905.
Charles Henry Elliott,J.P.,
Chairman of the Council.
William Washington,
Chairman of the Library Committe."

At the time of opening of the library, Wombwell was under control of the Wombwell Urban District Council, in the West Riding County Council area. WRCC lasted from 1889 until 1974, at which time South Yorkshire County was formed. SYCC lasted 1974 until 1986. South Yorkshire was formed with Borough Councils. Wombwell including the library the came under the control of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.
Address of Library Building:
Station Road
Wombwell
Barnsley, South Yorkshire UK
S73 0BA


Current Use of Building: Public Library with free internet access.

Year Built (optional): 1905

Website about building: [Web Link]

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