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Monday, 7 November 2011

Stamford Park Conservatory

Today's view of the world of Ashton under Lyne shows the "Conservatory" in Stamford Park, on the border between Ashton and Stalybridge.

This is not your average conservatory added on to the back of a house. This is the John Nield Conservatory, which is effectively a hothouse in which exotic plants grow. A sign over the entrance tells how it was "erected and furnished with plants from the legacy left to Stamford Park by the late John Nield Esq. J.P. Apsley House, Ashton under Lyne, Opened 3rd Oct 1907."

I showed you a photo looking up at the roof structure inside the conservatory three years ago.

See Bird's Eye View of this location.

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


  1. Looks like a place I would really enjoy visiting! Wonderful capture for the day! Hope you have a great week!


  2. The conservatory looks like a wonderful place to spend some time.

  3. How nice that you have a conservatory so close to where you live. I find them extremely enjoyable by the end of February or early March when I need jolt of bright colours and plant growth.

  4. I bet that's a great place to visit! Have a great week.

  5. A very interesting post. At the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro there is a greenhouse where orchids are grown.
    Have a great week.

    Roberto, Rio de Janeiro

  6. What a wonderful place that must be. And 1907, so casually mentioned, makes it almost new by English standards. In western Canada, that would be considered very old!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  7. It looks like it's got some stories to tell with a fascinating history!

  8. Now that is the size conservatory I could use here. A lovely structure, so well fitted for the location.

  9. I'd like one attached to my house right now, we've discovered rising damp! I think my orchid would appreciate it too, we don't have anything like that around here.

  10. I remember visiting the 'glasshouse' in Stamford Park when I was a child. I thought it was very exotic at the time. Lovely place on a cold winter's day!

  11. This must be one amazing place to visit..both the architecture and the plants housed there. LOvely capture which was nicely composed. genie

  12. As conservatories go this is something special! Maybe I will come take a look on my next trip to Manchester.

  13. Apologies I made a mess of my comment!

  14. It is a beautiful conservatory. Do you have any more pictures of it (other than the internal you linked to)? Perhaps some nice close ups?

  15. That's a big conservatory!

  16. I was born in Ashton in 1938 and spent many happy hours with frids in Stanny park in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
    My eldest brother SId worked as a gardener in the hot houses and generally around the park in the early 1950s.it was a fantastic place even then and I believe that it still is.
    My Family and I moved to Essex in 1963

  17. Tameside Council are trying to demolish this conservatory and we' as a community are trying to save it. Please find us on FB Twitter Instagram.. #SaveStamfordParkConservatory


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