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Unknown Lodge
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Just bought this postcard of a Lodge cottage. I am presuming it's Wigan as it was taken by 'CROOKS WIGAN'? Does anyone know where this is?

Comment by: DeekB on 2nd February 2017 at 14:14

Think this the lodge at the end of Beech Walks in Standish, where it joins Almond Brook Road at St. Marie's R.C.Church

Comment by: RON HUNT on 2nd February 2017 at 14:59

Thanks for the info. next time I'm up there I'll check it out. There appears to be some kind of a business/works yard? next to the lodge but I can't read what the sign says?

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 2nd February 2017 at 16:05

These little lodges seemed to have been built to a particular design. There is/was one on the right hand side of the main road from Pemberton to Orrell Post. It was the lodge of a large house.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 2nd February 2017 at 16:47

Just checked this photograph against another on the site showing Beech Walks lodge and it isn't the lodge at Beech Walks. The windows and roof are different..

Comment by: Rev David Long on 3rd February 2017 at 08:50

You're right - it isn't either of the lodges in Standish. Both have square roofs, with the chimney at the apex - this has a conventional roof. It looks as if you can see the 'big house' for which it is the lodge in the background, over the men's shoulders.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 3rd February 2017 at 12:49

If its the lodge I mentioned earlier, between Pemberton & Orell Post, the grandmother of a childhood friend of mine from Holland Moor lived in it. The big house was lived in by her Grt aunt or some such relative.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd February 2017 at 17:37

Helen of Troy - the lodge you refer to was confusingly, the lodge to Orrell Lodge (that was actually the name of the big house). It is still there, next to 118 Orrell Road.
I'm afraid it's not the one in the photo. The one on Orrell Road is longer, and more oblong in shape, with two chimney stacks - one at each end of the building.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 4th February 2017 at 07:53

Thanks Mick, its nice to know the old lodge is still there.

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