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Lord Street, Wigan

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Lord Street, Swinley, Wigan
Photo: Charnock
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Item #: 14241
3 dwellings in this photo, note the headstone in the garden of the right hand house. Apparently, it had the name "Coops" on it, the name of a family that had a mill in Dorning Street.

Comment by: Cyril on 27th March 2010 at 10:21

That position of the gravestone is interesting, you can just see the gable of St Michael's church to the left and where these houses (and now the modern town houses) stand was the site of an ancient church, St Domingo, they recently uncovered part of what was left of the burial ground whilst excavating to build a house on Lord Street.

Comment by: Kathryn on 27th March 2010 at 14:04

I witnessed the excavation of the old burial ground, it was really creepy to watch. Thirty years previous, I played on that sight trying to upturn the old gravestones. little did I realise that thirty years on, actual remains would be uncovered there.

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