Cranston Library

Last updated 11th February 2005
Name of library  Cranston Library
Address St Mary’s Parish Church, Chart Lane, Reigate. RH2 7RN
Telephone  01737 221100
Fax  01737 249462
Alternative names  Charity of the Reverend Andrew Cranston for a Library
Contact & Job Title  
Purpose & main user community of the library  Purpose and main user community of the library Historical and antiquarian study and general public interest.
Terms of access  By appointment
Opening hours  By arrangement
Disabled access  Access by narrow steep ancient wooden staircase.
Lending to other libraries & visitors  No. For study, exhibition and research. References may be required.
Number of volumes  3,000
Periodicals – Back Issues  
Current Periodicals  
Other materials  
Volumes added per year  
Coverage  C17th and C18th Quaker and anti-Quaker
Special Collections  Granville Sharp Donation
Manuscripts Listed in Kerr and Piper Medival Manuscripts in Brisih Libraries IV 1993, pp. 198-204.
Research resource  C16-C18
Catalogue Type  Card; Microfiche; and C19 printed
URL of catalogue  
Other facilities  
Full Time Staff  
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  8 trustees
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library  Founded in 1701 as a public lending library. The only library excepted from the provisions of the Parochial Libraries Act, 1708. Registered with the Charity Commissioners No. 237990