The former Rossendale Hospital is a beautiful building built from local stone. The historic frontage of the former hospital is a local landmark and is both culturally and historically significant.
The building was originally erected as a “poor house” or “work house”. There is some interesting information about the building and its former inhabitants at this website.
The local council’s plans for housing will see this historic building demolished. I for one would like to see the historic part of the existing building retained within the development to preserve our local heritage.
Jake Berry, the local MP is campaigning to keep this local landmark. I’d encourage you to do the same, by signing the petition. Protect our Historic Hospital Petition | GoPetition