The Old Workhouse, King Street, Leigh, Greater Manchester

The Old Workhouse, King Street, Leigh, Greater Manchester
Photograph taken N/A © Historic England Archive ref: al2409/018/01

A young girl standing on the pavement in front of the former workhouse at the corner of King Street and Spinning Jenny Court. The building was originally a farmhouse dating from the 17th century. From the mid 18th century it was in use as a workhouse until closure in 1823. After this it was converted into shops. It was demolished around 1900. The photograph dates from the late Victorian period.

Location

Greater Manchester Leigh

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

victorian (1837 - 1901) people clothing woman girl street horse cart shop workhouse