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Bishopgate   Views: 977
OLD MANOR HOUSE   Comments: 8
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 30042  

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  The Old Manor House which stood on the corner of Hallgate and Bishopgate. Later became the Telephone Exchange building  

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Comments by Sonia, 9th January 2018  
Quelle Surprise ! The Council bought it for renovations and then demolished it.

Comments by MarieM, 10th January 2018  
Very interesting Ron. I am trying to think where Bishopgate is.

Comments by Ian., 10th January 2018  
What building is the pointed dome to the left of the photo attached to?

Comments by A.W., 10th January 2018  
This building was on the corner of Bishopgate and Dorning Street/Hallgate, the telephone exchange is now on the site, there is a plaque on the wall of the exchan ge commemorating the old building.

Comments by AH, 10th January 2018  
Bishopgate is a continuation Crawford st.running up to the parish church from king st.west

Comments by DerekB, 10th January 2018  
Ian, the domed building to the left is the entrance to the upper floors of Gerrard Winstanley House which is on Crawford St. opposite the Parish Church gardens.

Comments by Cyril, 10th January 2018  
Ian, it's the rotunda of the gate keepers lodge on the former Wigan Magistrates and County Police Courts building.

This is from Stuff - On This Day In History:
ON THIS DAY, 10th December 1745
Bonnie Prince Charlie lodged at Walmesley House on his retreat back to Scotland.

The Duke of Cumberland who was pursuing Charles also lodged here the following night, did they change the bed linen I wonder.

Comments by Ian., 10th January 2018  
Many thanks Cyril and Derek.
I've got my bearings now!
Thank you to you both.

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