Virtual Walk - Crompton Place
Formerly the Arndale Centre, this started as the Acresfield Mall from Bradshawgate, in turn built
from the street known as Acres Field, but named in the memory of Samuel Crompton. In the centre used to be a
lit ornamental fountain and a large cage with birds in it. They both became
disused and were cleared away when refurbishment took place in the late
1980's. There is an internal picture taken from a similar view of the one
below, further down this page.
There is now an official web site for Crompton Place at
This view is from the Exchange Street Entrance. Go out
onto Exchange Street on the virtual walk.
This view is from the Hotel Street Entrance. Go out
onto Hotel Street on the virtual walk
This view is towards the Bradshawgate Entrance. As this started as the
Acresfield Mall, some shops here retain the address of Acresfield Mall.
onto Bradshawgate on the virtual walk
This central area was where the fountain and birdcage was. The birdcage was
unused for a long time and the pool was eventually emptied and plants put in.
Now it forms part of the forecourt of a cafe and a display area.
This is looking into the Shipgates
extension to Crompton Place which will lead
you out onto Mealhouse Lane.
You may also go back the way you came by hitting your browsers BACK
This is an old picture from the inside, you can just see the birdcage, but the
fountain has been emptied by this point.
This is thought to be an early picture of Acresfield Mall.
Back to the town hall steps
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