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Historic Blackburn building being taken down brick by brick

AN historic building next to Blackburn Cathedral is being taken apart bit by bit as part of the area’s redevelopment.

St Mary’s House, which had been used as diocesan offices, is in the process of being demolished to make way for part of the ambitious Cathedral Quarter development.

Cranes could be seen this week lifting the roof off the structure.

And workmen have been busy demolishing the building brick by brick.

Canon Andrew Hindley said: “Some of the stone and all of the slate will be reused on the new building.

“Anything that is not used will be taken off-site and recycled elsewhere.

“It is quite unusual for an old building like this to be taken apart bit by bit.

“We are sad it is being demolished but it had reached the end of its life.”

The building was used as offices and it was originally a house for the clergy.

It was also once used as the song school used by the choirs.

The removal of St Mary’s house is the final demolition required before work can begin on the new Clergy Court, part of the £33million development in Blackburn town centre.

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9:27am Sat 31 May 14

Reasons says...

We are sad it is being demolished but it had reached the end of its life.” - That's the whole of Blackburn then
We are sad it is being demolished but it had reached the end of its life.” - That's the whole of Blackburn then Reasons
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12:43pm Sat 31 May 14

woolywords says...

They did the same, with the fabric and sanitary wares of the toilets, without a word in the paper.
Anyone know where that went?
They did the same, with the fabric and sanitary wares of the toilets, without a word in the paper. Anyone know where that went? woolywords
  • Score: 82

2:33pm Sat 31 May 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Obviously the items removed have a value, it really needs looking into how and when they are disposed of. Probably another perk for the powers !!!! When the town is run by parasites and leaches what can you expect !! There are many things within the Clowncil which are near "end of life" but unfortunately they"re are not worth a Carrot.
Obviously the items removed have a value, it really needs looking into how and when they are disposed of. Probably another perk for the powers !!!! When the town is run by parasites and leaches what can you expect !! There are many things within the Clowncil which are near "end of life" but unfortunately they"re are not worth a Carrot. ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 86

4:56pm Sun 1 Jun 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Reasons wrote:
We are sad it is being demolished but it had reached the end of its life.” - That's the whole of Blackburn then
"We're sad it's being demolished" but think of the benefits we'll get (Maybe enough for another Cruise if we find the right buyer)
[quote][p][bold]Reasons[/bold] wrote: We are sad it is being demolished but it had reached the end of its life.” - That's the whole of Blackburn then[/p][/quote]"We're sad it's being demolished" but think of the benefits we'll get (Maybe enough for another Cruise if we find the right buyer) ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 47

12:07pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Joseph O'M says...

They should have just rebuilt it elsewhere.......
They should have just rebuilt it elsewhere....... Joseph O'M
  • Score: 33

12:19pm Thu 5 Jun 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Joseph O'M wrote:
They should have just rebuilt it elsewhere.......
That would have been the Smart thing to do !! But we are talking about a town that already had it's heart ripped out by previous Clownsils\Vandles !!
[quote][p][bold]Joseph O'M[/bold] wrote: They should have just rebuilt it elsewhere.......[/p][/quote]That would have been the Smart thing to do !! But we are talking about a town that already had it's heart ripped out by previous Clownsils\Vandles !! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 36

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