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Great news for Manchester’s Ancoats Dispensary

The Victorian Society welcomes the news that work can start on the grade II-listed Ancoats Dispensary after £28,000 was given by a mystery donor.

The Victorian Society welcomes the news that work can start on the grade II-listed Ancoats Dispensary in Manchester after £28,000 was given by a mystery donor. As a result the Ancoats Dispensary Trust will now be able to access a matched £315,000 Heritage Lottery Heritage Enterprise Funding for phase one of its restoration project. The dispensary featured on our 2011 list of the Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings in England and Wales when it was threatened with demolition by developer Urban Splash.

The Grade II-listed Ancoats Dispensary on Old Mill Street was built in 1891 to treat patients who did not qualify for the poor law hospitals but who could not afford medical bills.

It is the only remaining building from Manchester's nineteenth century Ancoats Hospital, and is an impressive survivor in an area that has lost most of its historic buildings. 

Wednesday 1 April, 2015

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