Gate lodge to Abram Hall farm.

Started by: nightchap (306) 

Can anybody help me out with a picture of this building. I have seen a faded black & white photo in a publication, but for the life of me I can't remember which publication. I know I was at my mothers house some years ago when I saw this photo and I have looked through every book/publication that I can lay my hands on without success. The building stood on the left hand side of the entrance and was either of white stone or painted white. Thanks

Started: 18th Mar 2020 at 20:03

Posted by: tonker (21673) 

Where was Abram Hall Farm?

Replied: 18th Mar 2020 at 20:23

Posted by: nightchap (306) 

Tonker - Abram

Replied: 18th Mar 2020 at 20:24

Posted by: tonker (21673) 

Obviously! But, there was several farms in Abram. I know where Abram Hall was. A friend's dad had the farm land where Maypole Colliery used to be and the old hospital down Park Lane. I just wondered if that farm was the Abram Hall Farm and where this 'gate-house' would have been?
Another friend of mine lives in that old house behind the church. The one called Springfield House, near the bus stop.

Replied: 18th Mar 2020 at 21:21

Posted by: nightchap (306) 

Abram Hall Farm is still there. The old house was demolished many years ago and a new one built nearer to the main road. The farm is between Warrington Road & the canal. The entrance lane is roughly opposite Park Lane. The house that I am after a photo of stood on the left as you look down the entrance to the farm. The farm is now a riding school/livery operation.

Replied: 18th Mar 2020 at 21:30

Posted by: tonker (21673) 

I know the place. I thought that used to be Abram Hall and the farm was elsewhere.
Do you remember the old smallpox hospital down Park Lane?

Replied: 18th Mar 2020 at 21:49

Posted by: nightchap (306) 

I remember the building on Park Lane that you are referring to. I used to know it as an ex Sanatorium rather than a hospital. A smallpox hospital did exist ( before my time ) further over towards the Junction pit, isolated in the middle of a field. Could be that the operation moved to the building on Park Lane and the one in the field demolished.

Replied: 18th Mar 2020 at 22:14

Posted by: tonker (21673) 

Could've. I know the bloke who now lives in that building. Sitting on £millions and claiming housing benefit. But that's another story!

Replied: 18th Mar 2020 at 22:18

Posted by: mick5813374 (201)

Nightchap have a look on the old maypole funeral pics was it a toll house at one time ..

Replied: 22nd Mar 2020 at 18:18

Posted by: nightchap (306) 

Thanks mick I'll have a look. The photo that I have seen is a dedicated photo of the lodge and not in the background of an event or of something in the foreground.

Replied: 25th Mar 2020 at 22:26


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