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Altrincham General Hospital, September 2016

This place appeared as a lead a few months prior to my visit, but for some reason, people didn’t seem to keen on visiting the place, I was undecided at first, but then saw a great report from CameraShy and […]

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Lluesty Hospital, Holywell, November 2015

Lluesty Hospital, located approximately 1km from the town centre, was constructed between 1838 and 1840, by Thomas Hughes of Liverpool. It was designed by John Welch, the architect of St. Asaph and Surveyor to the Guardians, and was originally built […]

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Birch Hill Hospital, Rochdale, June 2015

In 1871, the Union purchased a 24-acre site on the slopes of Birch Hill and Starring Hill at Dearnley for £2,500. The following year, building work began on a large new workhouse. In March 1873, the old Spotland workhouse partially […]

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Billinge Hospital, Wigan, May 2015

Billinge Hospital was originally founded in 1837 as a Wigan Poor Law Union hospital and workhouse. Mental Health services are still available Opened in 1968, Billinge Maternity Hospital served as the maternity facility for the surrounding areas, including much of […]

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Blackburn Royal Infirmary, Blackburn, June 2014

The Infirmary officially opened its doors in 1864 with a patient capacity of 32 beds and staff to deal with a total of 516 admissions and out patients. Over the next 10 years the number of patients being cared for […]

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Derby Royal Infirmary, Derby, April 2014

Derbyshire Royal Infirmary (DRI) was established in 1810 on land formerly part of Derby’s Castlefield estate on land near what is now Bradshaw Way and the A6 London Road. It was known as the Derbyshire General Infirmary at the time. […]

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Rossendale Hospital, Rossendale, October 2013

The old hospital began life, in part as Haslingden Workhouse, in the late 1860s and an infirmary was only established on site in 1912. This was known as Moorlands Infirmary before the name change to Rossendale General Hospital after the […]

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Aston Hall Hospital, Derbyshire, August 2013

The hospital derives its name from the Aston Hall estate, which was purchased by Nottingham Corporation in 1924, although there was reportedly a military hospital in the area during the First World War, and possibly even earlier. The existing hospital […]

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HM Stanley Hospital, St Asaph, June 2013

St Asaph Poor Law Union was formed on 10th April, 1837. Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, 24 in number, representing its 16 constituent parishes. The population falling within the Union at the 1831 census had […]

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