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Glassbrook   Comments: 24
Photo: DTease   Item #: 31487  

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  Glassbrook Cottage, Red Rock Lane, Haigh.

The tenant when it was sold by auction in 1943 was Mr F Hulbert and he was paying rent of seven pounds sixteen shillings. I imagine that would be annually.

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Comments by Veronica, 1st September 2019  
Another lovely stone property to knock down and rebuild for 'Escape to the Country' fans....

Comments by Veronica, 1st September 2019  
What do you think Maureen if Joules and Co saw this lovely stone cottage set in such beautiful surroundings? Is it likely anybody would 'escape' to it?

Comments by Colin Harlow, 1st September 2019  
The late John Dakeyne managing director of the Wigan Observer lived at Glassbrook Cottage for some years.
Thanks DTease.

Comments by Colin Harlow, 1st September 2019  
Today,this property is valued around £409,000.

Comments by DTease, 1st September 2019  
Colin, I posted a painting of Wigan Pier on here by a Donald Dakeyne. I wonder if your John was a relation?

Comments by Poet, 1st September 2019  
The tiniest things grate the most. I hate it when they say the rent will be per calender month. No one says per calender month except Estate Agents.

Comments by Veronica, 1st September 2019  
You would think a managing director of the Wigan Observer would have been able to afford to buy the property instead of renting. I don't think stone property was so highly sought after in those days.

Comments by Veronica, 1st September 2019  
Oops I misunderstood who rented the property.

Comments by Mick, 1st September 2019  
Its been extended now and as a big picture window facing to the west

Comments by Alan, 2nd September 2019  
Colin never said Mr Dakeyene rented it.

Comments by Maureen, 2nd September 2019  
Veronica,I doubt very much it would look as beautiful as this by the time they'd finished..when the so called buyers know they're going to be on the programme I bet they tell all their neighbors,then they go to town with their tales of wanting room for ponies,beautiful kitchens,twenty acres of land..I can imagine their neighbors laughing their socks off as they go back to their little abode..they must be the laughing stock of the town.

Comments by Tom, 2nd September 2019  
We're did the name glassbrook cottage originate I had a ancestor died in glassbrooks court schofied lane.

Comments by Veronica, 2nd September 2019  
If I was lucky enough to own anything as beautiful as that property I wouldn't alter a thing , only to refresh it when needed as far as decorating. I'm sure it must be of a high standard inside Maureen....it does look well maintained, but I do wonder what it is like now after 20 odd years.

Comments by Janette, 2nd September 2019  
What do you mean Veronica,when you say after 20 years?

Comments by Veronica, 2nd September 2019  
I am just wondering if anything has been changed Janette, as Mick says there has been an extension - if it has been done 'sympathetically' well and good. It's about 25 years ago since the photo was taken.

Comments by Mick LD, 3rd September 2019  
Tom - the name probably originated with the Glassbrook family.
A very old family, they owned a lot of land in South Lancashire.
Glazebury near Culcheth takes its name from them.
THere is also Glassbrook St in Springfield, off Gidlow Lane, behind the Pagefield pub

Comments by Tom, 3rd September 2019  
Thanks Mick can't find any info about the the one in schofied lane he died there in 1870

Comments by Janet ( jouell ), 3rd September 2019  

I just googled the address and saw pics of the inside.. Its a lot of money and needs work, but the views are lovely and a Stone cottage, something I've dreamed of living in, from being a little girl.. If I had the money, I'd take it in a heartbeat..

Comments by Maureen, 3rd September 2019  
Me too Janet.

Comments by Mick, 3rd September 2019  
jouell you woudnt like it because its on a busy noisy road

Comments by Keith Beckett, 3rd September 2019  
Interior photos.


Comments by Janet ( jouell ), 4th September 2019  
How do you mean Mick? Buses, Lorries, Tractor trailers, like on Wigan rd, that kind of traffic or neighborhood traffic..?

Comments by Janette, 5th September 2019  
Sorry Veronica,I understand now.

Comments by Bridie, 5th September 2019  
A busy,noisy road?Like in Standish then?

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