St Michael's Square is where the heart of Ashton under Lyne's old town once stood. In the background is the Parish Church of Ashton, St Michael's and All Angels, which dates from the 15th century but stands on the site of a pre-Norman church.
Before the Market Hall was built this was where the town's market was held. Just a few metres away is the site of the old market cross (at the bottom of Old Cross Street). In the first half of the 20th century the square was the terminus for buses going to Dukinfield and Stalybridge.
These days the area comes to life in the evenings, with several pubs and clubs nearby
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