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WHITLEY HALL
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 33935
A RARE VIEW, I'VE NEVER SEEN ONE BEFORE, SHOWING WHITLEY HALL.
THANKS TO PAT HIGGINSON FOR THE PHOTO. HER GRANDMOTHER, SARAH ON THE LEFT.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 28th July 2022 at 13:16

Do you know where Whitley Hall was Ron ?
My Bryson grandparents lived up by Cherry Gardens & I always knew their address to be Wigan but later found out it was classed as Whitley.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 28th July 2022 at 13:30

Just had a look Ron & found a Historic Ordnance Survey map showing Whitley Hall, on a straight road out of Wigan, near another large dwelling called Woodfield....the lake in the Hall grounds is known now as Whitley Reservoir.
The map is 'held' by WMC.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 28th July 2022 at 15:20

Helen, yes I know where the hall was, but I've never seen a photograph of it before

Comment by: Andrew Lomax on 28th July 2022 at 21:11

As we discussed the other day Ron, it's a pity these old Wigan hall's have a date of demolition but nothing as to when they were built. Educated guess would say post Civil War based upon allegiance to the crown?!

It only takes proof of a Parliamentarian living at one of these hall's back in the day to throw my argument out...

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 29th July 2022 at 08:21

Andrew some info , if you havent got it already. Whitley hall
Robert Holt Leigh....
www.historyofparliamentonline.org

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