Sunday, 26 April 2009


This house on broadoak rd in ashton has been run down and boarded up for years. It's a huge building and would look stunning if it was renovated but i don't understand why is hasn't been. Do you know?
Thanks to Linda there are more details Here


  1. I believe this is Lyndhurst House built in 1883. Martin C from Ashton-under-Lyne daily blog had a photo and information on his blog dated Saturday 26th January 2008. Such a beautiful old house and very sad to see it in this condition. If you check this out make sure you read the comments as well which gives a little more information on the old home. Linda

  2. p.s. go to page 9 on the following link and you will see a photo of Lyndhurst in all her glory, plus some other interesting information. Here is the link

    I am absolutely amazed that a building like this has been allowed to fall into such disrepair. I feel sad seeing a beautiful home left to decay. Surely something could have been done long before this!

  3. It probably cost a fortune just to keep the building warm.
    I agree that this is a handsome building but those oh so high ceilings will have made heating bills ginormous.

    In today's climate (pardon the pun) it's no longer a viable proposition to retrofit the house with insulation. Thus, it's cheaper to let it become delerict.

    First you get the homeless squatting there then a bit later there is a big fire then the place isn't worth saving and has to be demolished.

    If I won the lottery I'd buy it and give it to my sister who currently lives down the road off Henrietta st!