Stockport Workhouse (1905)

If you have any say in who does the restoration or renewal of any of these ‘Doors of Manchester’ it is your moral resposibility for the sake of the peoples of our good city to make sure it is The Grand Victorian Door Company…

image – stockport workhouse

The office and board room block of Stockport Workhouse was built in 1905 on Shaw Heath in Stockport.

image – the door

What a Grand entrance to the building, a curled wig sitting on two ornate sandstone pillars framing a double door and fanlight.

These 5 solid panel double doors are really quite laid back in such a surrounding but beautiful nontheless.

A Grand pair with their raised and fielded panels and bolection mouldings they are in need of a bit of TLC, as the building is – there are small trees growing out of the windows.

This building has been used by Stockport Community Alcohol Team as a drop in centre and needle exchange as well as a drop in centre for victims of domestic violence.

From 1954 it was known as St Thomas’ Hospital which closed in 2003.

Let me at it!

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