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CROOKE HALL
CROOKE HALL
Photo: COLIN TRAYNOR
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Item #: 35010
PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN IN WIGAN HISTORY SHOP

Comment by: Veronica on 27th March 2024 at 09:12

It seems criminal to me that a building from the 1600’s could be demolished “just like that’’ As Tommy Cooper would say. I wonder what the reason for its demise was…I suppose it happened in many places. Chorley kept their history with Astley Hall as did Bolton with Smithills…probably a lot more towns did.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 27th March 2024 at 09:14

Please refer to todays ‘Photo a Day’ for a photo of the timber panel above the door now on display in Library Street Museum and for further comments.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 27th March 2024 at 09:30

Dower House in Platt Bridge was Elizabethan and looked a bit like this. I was lucky enough to pass it regularly before it sadly caught fire, (not sure if it was by accident or deliberately), and it used to fascinate me.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 27th March 2024 at 15:43

I remember Dower House,it was lovely.A lad who worked at the same place as me in the early 70's lived near to it.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 27th March 2024 at 16:08

Veronica it wasn't demolished, as such. It fell into disrepair and eventually sank into waterlogged ground. Into what is now the Marina

Comment by: Veronica on 27th March 2024 at 16:43

Thanks Ron. There must be a lot of artefacts from there besides a wall panel surely I wonder where they ended up. Sold off I expect or stolen. The land must have been water logged when it was built on. It’s surprising it lasted as long as it did. It’s a shame even though it’s a bit out of the way really. Not everyone wants to head to a Museum unless they’re in the City’s.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 27th March 2024 at 21:46

The plural of city is cities as you very well know Veebs …. So come on …
… promise me you’ll buck up eh ?
……………………..
I’m watching you Veronique … Think on .

Comment by: Veronica on 27th March 2024 at 22:17

I blame that fellow who invented ‘spell check’ Ozy . It was his funfair last Friday.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 27th March 2024 at 22:32

I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt on this one occasion Veronica … but be warned … the grammar police have been alerted and are on your case even as we speak .

Comment by: Tony L on 28th March 2024 at 08:07

Veronica - the land Crooke Hall was built on was sound enough at the time of its construction.
It was subsidence caused by mining activity in later centuries, which led to its loss.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th March 2024 at 09:37

Ah I see now…. Thanks Tony L. It happens a lot these days with ‘sink holes’ appearing. It’s a bit scary I have to say.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 29th March 2024 at 11:24

Having stood for a few hundred years before the subsidence set in it was probably due to mining.

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