Sparkhill Library

Sparkhill Library was originally built as the Yardley Council House from 1900 to 1902 for Yardley Rural District Council. Arthur Harrison was the architect. The library opened in 1987.

Where is Sparkhill Library?

Sparkhill Library is at 641 Stratford Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, B11 4EA


In brief

Originally built for the Yardley Rural District Council as Yardley Council House from 1900 to 1902, by architect Arthur Harrison. Dominated by a clock tower, with clock donated by William Henry Barber. The building has been a public library since 1987. It has also been used as a social/cultural centre.

Sparkhill LibrarySparkhill Library (April 2024). Photography by Elliott Brown


Project dates

17 Apr 2024 - On-going


History & heritage, Civic pride, Classic Architecture


Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520