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25 January 2012

Devon Reading Rooms 1914

Devon reading rooms in Kelly's 1914 directory
with selective additions from 1919
Appledore. Working Men's Reading Room, The Quay.
Bratton Fleming Village Club and Reading Room. Also 1919.
Broadclyst Institute and Reading Room. Also 1919.
Burrington Reading Room.
Clovelly reading room and library (1919 only).
Collaton St Mary Parish reading room. Also 1919.
Colyton Social club and reading room. Also 1919.
Dalwood Reading Room, Library and Institute.
Dartmouth Free Library and Reading Room, Fairfax Place. (Victoria Road 1919.)
Dean Prior Reading Room.
East Allington. A reading room with kitchen attached for cooking classes in connection with the school was erected in 1898. Also 1919.
Escot Village Club and reading Room. Also 1919.
Exeter Public Library and reading Room, Queen Street (In Museum building).
Devon and Exeter Institution (1919).
Exmouth Church Institute and reading Room, Rolle Street. Also 1919.
Exmouth YMCA building, Victoria Road, formed 1889, contains a reading room. Also 1919.
Ilfracombe "Our Boys" Institute in Lee Place, establised 1881 comprises a reading room, gymnasium etc. Also 1919.
Ivybridge Constitution Club, reading room and library. Ivybridge Institution, reading room and library (the same?)
Kenn Reading Room erected 1878, comprises readig and games rooms with small billiard and bagatelle tables, there is also a library of about 400 vlumes with an attached skittle alley. There are about 59 members. Also 1919.
Kentisbeare reading room and library. Also 1919.
Kingston Reading Room (1919).
Lamerton reading room opened 1900. Also 1919.
Lifton Literary Institute and reading room. Also 1919.
Loddiswell reading room near the church opened in 1900. Also 1919.
Lynmouth public reading room. Also 1919.
Lynton public reading room, Town Hall. Also 1919.
Malborough reading room built by the rev. William Thmas Keeling and anther at Inner Hope Cove erected in 1907 by Mrs Appleton. Also 1919.
Merton Reading Room. Also 1919.
Milton Abbot working men's reading room.
Monkokehampton reading room (1919).
Musbury reading room, established in 1910. Also 1919.
Oakford reading room, erected in 1911. Also 1919.
Petrockstowe reading room. Also 1919.
Pinhoe Jubilee Club and reading room.
Athenaeum reading room. On the pier a bookstall and reading room. Seamen's Reading Room, Grand parade. Also 1919.
Liberal Reading Room, 87 Mutley Plain.
Devonport Free Public Library reading room 77, Station Road, branch, 3 Onslow Road, Weston Peveral, branch 33 Wilton Street, Stoke Damerel. Also 1919.
Plymouth Cooperative Society reading room 12 Pym Street, Morice Town 1919.
Revelstoke  reading room and library containing about 600 volumes, mostly presented by Lord Revelstoke.
Rousdon reading room and library.
St Giles-in-the-Wood reading room and library, containing 300 volumes, opened in 1867 and supported by subscriptions.
Sidbury reading room.
Sidmouth YWCA with reading room opened in 1882 in the High Street.
Silverton Manor Audit rooms used as a club and reading room.
Sticklpath village hall with reading room attached, erected in 1884.
Stockland reading room.
Stokenham reading room eracted and furnished by A.F.Holdsworth for the use of parishoners.
Stoodleigh village club and reading room.
South Zeal reading room.
Teignmouth Temperance Hall, 4 Orchard Gardens,  with library and reading room was opened in 1879 and has a library of over 1,300 volumes, supported chiefly by voluntary subscriptions
Torquay, St Mark's Hall and parochial reading room, 7, Park Crescent.
Upton Pyne Club, established 1875 by Rev J.Staffod Northcote, rector for the benefit of the working men of the village comprises a reading room and has also a small library. There are about 30 members who pay a yearly subscription. A school library of abour 120 volumes is maintained at the parsonage.
Werrington reading room with library is supported by the resident population.
Whimple reading room.
Winkleigh reading room supported by subscriptions.
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