Barnes Hospital was founded by Robert Barnes, a renowned victorian philanthropist, in 1875 and served as a convalescent hospital for the Manchester Royal Infirmary.
Patients were sent here to “recover their health and strength in an open countryside setting”. It closed in 1999.
At the heart of Barnes Village is the hospital building itself, a notable example of the French Gothic Revival style so prevalent in municipal architecture of the late Victorian period. It was Grade II listed in 1999 but sadly decayed over the following decades.
Henley’s painstaking repair and restoration of the landmark building has brought a new chapter to life, allowing you to be part of its incredible history.
Postcard with five views of Barnes Hospital, Cheadle Date: Unknown.
Postcard of Barnes Hospital, Cheadle Date: Unknown
View of the Victoria Ward in Barnes Hospital,Cheadle. Date: 1925. Photographer: Unknown
Postcard of Barnes Hospital, Cheadle Date: 1925