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Douglas Bank House
Photo: Peter Francis
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Item #: 26292
This photo was taken in 1905 . The owner who had the house built was Wiiliam Latham,his family lived there until 1912. This is the house that was next to the cherry gardens pub .

Comment by: RON HUNT on 28th March 2015 at 14:15

What a superb house, here is the entry from the 1881 Directory
Smith James, slate and coal merchant, 27 King st.; residence, Douglas Bank House

Comment by: Aubrey on 28th March 2015 at 16:08

This house is a real beauty and what a good clear photo.

Comment by: henry7 on 28th March 2015 at 17:36

Stunning property, Mr Latham must have had a few quid. Great photo.

Comment by: Carl on 29th March 2015 at 20:55

Is this the house at the top of Leyland mill lane /Wigan Lane??? Which is slowly crumbling away?

Comment by: Peter Francis on 29th March 2015 at 23:35

This house was demolished several years ago, and the accountancy company Fairhurst now have offices on this site.

Comment by: DerekB on 31st March 2015 at 13:56

Didn't this become at one time the first, or one of the first, old people's homes run by Wigan Council?

Comment by: Geoff Leyland on 31st March 2015 at 20:11

The house wasn't demolished but extended. You can still clearly see its external features.

Comment by: Susan Davies on 14th April 2016 at 22:23

I've got a map from the fantastic Scottish map site. It shows Bank House on the opposite side of the road. Map dates 1888-1913. I'll try to put a screen shot on but this is the website address. What do you think? http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=53.5610&lon=-2.6318&layers=171

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