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Monday 16 January 2012

Ashton Infirmary

Today's view of the world of Ashton under Lyne shows the former Ashton under Lyne District Infirmary building.

The building, which is on Darnton Road, was built in 1861. Behind the Infirmary was Ashton's 1847 Workhouse. The parts of the Infirmary and Workhouse buildings that still stand are now part of Tameside General Hospital, along with a number of large, modern buildings.

No longer being suitable for medical purposes, the Infirmary building now houses administrative offices. The building had large wings containing wards on each side which have been demolished in recent years as part of the modernisation of the hospital site.

See Google Street View of this location.

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"Ashton Infirmary" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.


  1. Good to see this bit has survived - I thought they were demolishing it.

  2. I like the red brick colour of the building.

  3. What a lovely piece of history. The building looks to be in good shape to me. I am old enough to remember places being called infirmaries will wards. The ones I remember had 6 beds. There were larger institutions where TB patients were housed. They were little communities of their own. Thanks for the historical information on this one. I loved reading about it. genie

  4. Wonder how long before the concept of 'workhouse' is revisited - and they're reinstated?!?!


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