A very dilapidated building, 27 Winckley Square, was at one time the house of one Preston Royal Infirmary’s most eminent doctor and benefactor, Sir Robert Charles Brown. In fact, the ‘Brown Ward’ was so called in his namesake. The house was originally the family home of Sir Robert’s parents and he was born and spent all his life living in the house until he died in 1925.
Over the years the house was used for various purposes, the British Legion and as offices for the legal profession until it became under ownership of Preston Catholic College where it was used as the college library and staff rooms. For many years now it has been vacant and has fallen into a state of dilapidation. In 1988, some photographs were taken of the interior and the rear of the building and today you can view them on the Preston Historical Society Flickr website from this link here. Or you can view them on the Flickr slideshow below.
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