Abandoned places 


The Barnes Hospital, also called Manchester Convalescent Home, is a former hospital, built by Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1875 in the rural area of the periphery of the city, with the intent to stay away from the industrial smog. It is now surrounded by big highways. The name of the hospital is due to a big donation from Robert Barnes who wanted a new hospital in the area of Cheadle.

During the construction works, three high stone crosses were found, but today we know the location of just one: a Celtic cross head stone, dated between the 10th and 11th century, which you can now see in St. Mary’s Church, Cheadle.

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