What was once home to a renowned British historian is to become student flats.Advertisement
Oakendale care home in Rose Terrace, Ashton-on-Ribble is being developed.
It has a blue plaque on its wall marking how for nine years in his youth the historian Alan John Percivale Taylor lived there from 1921 to 1930.
Taylor, who died in 1990 aged 84, was an English historian who specialised in 19th and 20th century European diplomacy, and was well-known for his series of television lectures and series The World At War.
Mr Raja Singh has applied to convert the building from being a care home to the student flats.
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A statement from Graham Lea Architecture outlines how the internal building would be converted and states ‘it is in a perfect location for access to the university campus’.
Rose Terrace, off Waterloor Road, sits within the Ashton-on-Ribble Conservation Area.
The full plans can be seen on the Preston City Council website and comments left there.
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