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Ashton-under-Lyne: Industrial Panorama

C H Mitchell

This is a panoramic view of Ashton-under-Lyne in 1852

The artist is stood beyond the river Tame looking towards industrialised Ashton. In the top left corner is St Peter’s Church, in the middle is Portland Basin with its recognisable three gables and to the right is Ashton Town Hall.

This is a representation of how Ashton looked in 1852. The artist is keen to show how built up Ashton has become as industry became more and more important to the area.

To contrast the built up Ashton with its mills and even steam train the artist has chosen to depict the rural land in the foreground.