SK3284 : Ecclesall Library, Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield

taken 8 years ago, near to Fulwood, Sheffield, Great Britain

Ecclesall Library, Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield
Ecclesall Library, Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield
Once upon a time there was a library in this suburb; it was in a fine old building which was perhaps more suited to living in than being a public library. It also needed some considerable money spending on repairs. In a round of savage cuts, it was one of several libraries closed by Sheffield Council. It was situated in a beautiful garden on the site of SK3284 : Swiss chalet school of apartment block building. So for many years, despite the library having been the busiest branch in the city, this suburb was without a library.

The house became a dining pub!

Eventually a deal was done between the Council and developers, whereby the developers were allowed to demolish the house, despite a local outcry (the house and gardens had been given by a benefactor to the city, for the benefit of the people), and build an apartment block, plus a new library.
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SK3284, 87 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 1 February, 2010   (more nearby)
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Monday, 1 February, 2010
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Library   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 325 843 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.2754N 1:30.7913W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 325 843
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