Ashton House, Corporation Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Ashton House, Corporation Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Photograph taken 05 August 2001 © Mr Peter Sargeant. Source Historic England Archive ref: 388032

Manchester opened the first purpose-built model lodging house for women along modern lines in 1910. It was designed by H.R. Price, Manchester City Architect. Northern cities were much further advanced than London in their municipal housing provision for single working women. Ashton House provided accommodation for 222 women with beds in a series of dormitories with cubicles. The building was designed in the Arts and Crafts style with the words 'Ashton House' picked out in stylish lettering. The building has since been used as flats.