Originally built as a manor in the late 1850s and 1940 became a maternity ward and woman’s home for the Salvation Army. In later years the building was used as both a children’s home then finally a care home which was forced to close in 2015 due to terrible conditions. A newspaper headline stated the closure was due to ‘dirty conditions’ and ‘overpowering smells of urine’, the two brothers who owned the carehome were fined over £80,000 for the unsafe conditions. Apparently John Lennons mother was housed here in the 1940s and gave birth to his half sister.
Originally hit this spot back in October where you can see my original post linked below:
Visited: March 2019