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WIGAN HALL

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Drawing 1826
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 33111
Drawing of the Hall by Thomas Whitehouse in 1826. The home of Rev. George Bridgeman. At that time it was the Wigan Rectory.

Comment by: Cyril on 23rd April 2021 at 16:06

Can see there is a plaque on the front of the house that looks to be bearing the Legs of Man or Triskelion crest, remember being shown in 1967 another plaque bearing a Legs of Man crest in All Saints Church, I can't remember exactly what I was told about it back then, however it seems that in the 17th Century Orlando Bridgeman was good friends with Thomas Greenhalgh the Governor of the Isle of Man and who along with Manxmen fought at the battle of Wigan Lane. Possibly the Bridgeman family was allowed by Thomas Greenhalgh to use the Isle of Man crest.
mentioned here: http://www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/manxsoc/msvol30/ch01.htm

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