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Name of Library: Cranston Library

Address: St Mary's Parish Church, Chart Lane, Reigate. RH2 7RN

Town: Reigate

Telephone: 01737 221100

Fax: 01737 249462



Alternative names

Charity of the Reverend Andrew Cranston for a Library


Job Title

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.



For study, exhibition and research. References may be required.



Periodicals - Back Issues

Current Periodicals


Medieval manuscripts; 18th century maps.

Volumes added per year


C17th and C18th Quaker and anti-Quaker

Special Collections

Granville Sharp Donation


Listed in Kerr and Piper Medival Manuscripts in Brisih Libraries IV 1993, pp. 198-204.

Research resource


Catalogue Type

Card; Microfiche; and C19 printed

URL of catalogue

Other facilities

Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff 8 trustees

Future plans


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

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