Truro, Bishop Phillpotts’ Library


Location map.

GPS coordinates: (50.262771, -5.048669)

Notes on the building

  1. Meeting of the Truro New Public Rooms Company Ltd. Plans of Habershon and Pite accepted. Royal Cornwall Gazette p 3.
  2. Laying of Foundation stone, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5, Lake’s Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser p 1.
  3. Opening of Public Buildings (to which Library was added as an extension), Western Morning News p 3 (includes description of building), Western Morning News p 3, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.
  4. Bishop Temple agrees to attend opening on Western Times p 2.
  5. Opened by Bishop Temple on Western Morning News p 4, Globe p 1, Western Times p 4, Exeter and Plymouth Gazette p 8, Western Times p 2, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.
  6. Kelly’s Directory of Cornwall p 879.
  7. Exhibition in Library to raise funds West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser p 11.
  8. Bazaar to raise funds to pay off remaining debts. Gift of books and money by Preb James Ford of Exeter. Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5.
  9. Description of the centre of Truro, including Library, Exeter and Plymouth Gazette p 6.
  10. To be used as a Chapter House, Western Times p 6, Exeter and Plymouth Gazette p 7.
  11. Kelly’s Directory of Cornwall p 1035.
  12. Library closed for a week for annual inspection, Western Morning News p 5.
  13. Kelly’s Directory of Cornwall p 1295.

Insertion dates are given when a window has been replaced.