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Market Place, Wigan

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Market Place Dated 1827
Market Place Dated 1827
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 35121
One of the earliest views of Wigan.

Comment by: Andy Lomax on 18th May 2024 at 20:11

You can make out the "Shambles". Top floor used for hustings whilst the ground floor contained shops like a butchers. Stonework reputed to have been placed in Mesnes Park but cannot be proved. I assume in the centre of the stonewould have been the Moot Hall insignia, carried over from the old Moot Hall and replaced in 1922.

https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Docs/PDF/Resident/Leisure/Museums-and-archives/archives/Market-Place-Wigan-1824.pdf

Comment by: Daniel Catterall on 18th May 2024 at 23:20

Andy, yes it was supposed to be the rockery near the pond. There’s also the foundation stone that supposed to exist aswell.

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