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Monday, 27 May 2013

Old Square

Today's photo shows the location in Ashton's town centre known as Old Square. Like Chester Square and other squares in Ashton, it is not really a square. It's original name of The Circus was probably more appropriate, although the buildings form something of an octagon, rather than a circle or a square.

It was re-named King's Square and then again to Old Square some time around the 1780s, when New Square was created at the other end of Stamford Street. New Square, however, was renamed Henry Square in 1800, while Old Square has remained Old Square until this day.

Only a few of the original three story buildings remain, with the others having been rebuilt at various times.

See Google Street View of this location.

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


  1. Great buildings!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. Nice shot of the square! Thanks for sharing your world, have a happy day!

  3. I love the way the old buildings have grown together.


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