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Warrington Lane Map 1907
Photo: Ben
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Item #: 25057
Map from 1907 showing Warrington Lane.
Number 1 - is the “church” which is still there but now has a board with the information, Wigan Sea Cadets, T.S. Sceptre, Unit 366, a wall plaque announces the building was constructed in 1893, it is next to number 52 Warrington Lane which is also in existence.
Number 2 - I believe are the “infamous” public urinals which were situated at the junction of Darlington Street and Darlington Street East and Warrington Lane, just below the railway bridge which carried the line to Central Station.
Number 3 - is, as far as I can work out, where 100 Warrington Lane was, the shop photo that Walter Southern posted recently - these buildings have gone, replaced by modern ones, but Boundary Street itself can still be seen however Lymm Street no longer exists.
Number 4 - opposite number 3, is where the Gas Works are/were situated, now given over to the Highways and Street Lighting Service, Sovereign Road Depot.

Comment by: Walter Southern on 1st April 2014 at 20:05

Ben, "thank you" for posting this, it completes my understanding of things, I have often wondered where this shop would have been, now I know.

Comment by: JohnB on 1st April 2014 at 20:17

According to Wigan Streets 1903, on this site, number 1, Warrington Road starts at Boundary Street, Lower Ince - so this is where Warrington Lane ends or starts if travelling in the other direction.

Comment by: Gerry on 2nd April 2014 at 08:35

Britannia bridge is the historic point wher the Leeds and Liverpool canal met up navvies coming from the Leeds end met up with navvies coming from Liverpool met here..there is in inscription underneath the bridge telling of the day it opened.. Also near sovereign road is the house where George Orwell stayed. When he wrote the road to wigan pier

Comment by: Ben on 2nd April 2014 at 09:51

Pleased to help Walter. Only now do I realise the significance of the shop having the “Warrington Lane” sign post attached to it - it would have been the first property in the Wigan Borough as you approached from Lower Ince, or vice versa if you were going the other way - right on the boundary between the two districts. It also signified you were "leaving" Warrington Road and entering "Warrington Lane".

Comment by: Ken Smith on 2nd April 2014 at 11:04

The church was called The New Church and based its teaching on something called Swedenborg theory dont know what it was my greatgreatgrandfather Thomas Hodkinson and his family went there my mother thought it was a sort methodist religion anybody know more about it would be interesting from a family history point of view.

Comment by: Albert. on 2nd April 2014 at 12:10

Ken. Just type in the Google box "Swedenborg Theory". It is all there.

Comment by: JohnB on 2nd April 2014 at 12:26

Could this be the basis of the New Church’s ideology? The term “correspondence” was coined by the 18th century theologian Emanuel Swedenborg in his Arcana Coelestia (1749–1756), Heaven and Hell (1758) and other works.
Swedenborg believed the Bible is the Word of God; however, its true meaning differs greatly from its obvious meaning. Furthermore, he and only he, via the help of Angels, was in the position to shed light upon the true meaning and message of the Scriptures.
In many ways, Swedenborg was quite universal in his concepts, for he believed that all religious systems have their divine duty and purpose and that this is not the sole virtue of Christianity.
Throughout his adult life, Swedenborg was in daily communication with the Spirit world and received much instruction and revelation concerning life after death. In effect, Swedenborg could be called the first Spiritualist.
Information gleaned from the internet.

Comment by: Linda Hibbs on 20th April 2016 at 14:15

My grandmother Maggie Hodkinson (descendent of Thomas) was married in The New Church in Melbourne Australia and my parents were also married there (my dad always said it was to please his mother!) Interesting that the Hodkinson connection to the New Church was carried to Australia.

Comment by: John D on 22nd October 2016 at 17:20

The actual boundary between Wigan and Ince was the original course of Clarington Brook which can be traced on the map along the dotted line. Several houses were partly in Wigan and partly in Ince.

Comment by: Nicole Hawitt on 23rd November 2019 at 23:25

Hi all, I know this thread hasn't been active in a while but...I'm researching family history (Hampson family) who lived at 107 Warrington Lane (1891) then 91 Warrington Lane. I wondered if someone could confirm for me whereabouts on the above map these premises might be. i think that they would be in the row between sovereign road and the crossroads but if anyone could help confirm, or precisely locate I'd be very grateful? Many Thanks.

Comment by: Tony Brown on 20th February 2021 at 13:05

Hi Nicole, My parents lived in number 99 Warrington Lane. On the area of the map to the left of the letter A in Lane number 91 would be found.

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