Gilstrap Library, Castlegate, Newark, 1982

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Gilstrap Library, Castlegate, Newark, 1982

Courtesy of Nottinghamshire Archives

Castle Gate
Newark on Trent
England

This the first Free Public Library in Newark, opened in 1883. It was a gift to the town of (Sir) Joseph Gilstrap, a local man who had become wealthy through his malting business in the town. Malting was formerly big business in Newark, supplying the town’s large breweries. The library was named after its donor, being known as the Gilstrap Free Library. In 1988 – after 100 years in use – the library was transferred to a new glass and steel building.

Date: 01/09/1982

Organisation Reference: NCCE003468

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