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This is a view of Ashton Parish Church that has not previously been possible.
The historic church of St Michael and All Angels, instead of being a proud centrepiece to the town, has been hidden away by the buildings along Stamford Street, with only occasional glimpses being possible from this side. (The back of the church is now highly visible from the by-pass that runs behind it!) There did not seem to have been much importance given to historical buildings in those days, as the nearby Ashton Old Hall (parts of which were built in 1379) was allowed to be demolished to make way for railway sidings that were never built!
The recent demolition of several buildings on Stamford Street and Stamford Arcade has opened up a new vista until such time as new buildings are constructed. The demolition site, in the foreground, is not very attractive and is surrounded by temporary fencing, but I thought it was worth recording this view while it is available.
A view along Stamford Arcade before the buildings on the left were demolished can be seen here.
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