Crossley Hospital East

Crossley Hospital East (founded 1905 as the Crossley Sanatorium) is a former tuberculosis sanatorium situated on the outer edge of Delamere Forest in Cheshire. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[1]

Crossley Hospital East
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Crossley Hospital East
Crossley Hospital East is located in Cheshire
Crossley Hospital East
Shown in Cheshire
LocationDelamere Forest, Cheshire, England
Coordinates53°15′18″N 2°42′29″W / 53.255°N 2.708°W / 53.255; -2.708Coordinates: 53°15′18″N 2°42′29″W / 53.255°N 2.708°W / 53.255; -2.708
Care systemNHS
Emergency departmentNo
Opened1905; 117 years ago (1905)
Closed1988; 34 years ago (1988)
ListsHospitals in England


Inside the main building

The facility was largely financed by Sir William Crossley, Bt, chairman of the board of management of the Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Throat and Chest, Manchester and opened as the Crossley Sanatorium in March 1905.[2] 100 beds were provided.[3] Admission was restricted to residents of Manchester. It joined the National Health Service as Crossley Hospital East in 1948 and served as a psychiatric hospital before closing in 1988.[2]

The building was briefly used as a boarding school until 1991[4] and then lay derelict until 2006 when the developer, PJ Livesey, started to redevelop the site for residential use as Kingsley Park.[5]


The hospital was featured on the TV programme "Ghost Hunting with Girls Aloud", where Yvette Fielding and the pop group Girls Aloud explored various parts of Crossley Hospital in search of ghosts. However, on the programme, the hospital was referred to simply as "the old abandoned hospital".[6]

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  1. ^ Historic England, "Crossley East Hospital, Manley (1246356)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 March 2015
  2. ^ a b "Crossley Sanatorium". Frodsham History. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  3. ^ Brockbank, E. M. (1927) "The hospitals of Manchester and Salford", in: The Book of Manchester and Salford. Manchester: George Falkner & Sons; pp. 114-155 (pp. 130-131)
  4. ^ "Crossley Hospital East". Past Remnants. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Hospital conversion gets the all clear". Cheshire Live. 6 April 2006. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Ghost Hunting with Girls Aloud". Tribute Most Haunted. Retrieved 19 November 2018.