Also known as Cheddleton County Mental Asylum, St Edwards Hospital was opened in 1899 by Staffordshire County Council to hold up to 600 mental health patients.
The grounds were landscaped and hundreds of trees were planted. The Asylum was a community in itself with its own bakery, butchers, vegetable gardens, sports ground and burial ground. There was an active social calendar for employees and patients.
The hospital closed in 1999, and is now converted into a series of apartments and houses. A number of the original hospital buildings remain, along with the iconic tower, which is visible from several miles away.