4 Barracks, Orrell, Wigan - whereabouts?

Started by: barbarabanter (234) 

I am researching my family history and ancestors once lived at 4 Barracks, Orrell, Wigan.

I can't seem to find a map or an image of the dwellings they once lived.

Any help you can offer is appreciated.

Started: 5th May 2020 at 19:50

Posted by: tonker (23797) 

It was just here. It's called Park Road nowadays. It goes from Orrell Road to Pemberton Blue Club!

Replied: 5th May 2020 at 20:34
Last edited by tonker: 5th May 2020 at 20:39:58

Posted by: barbarabanter (234) 

Tonker that's amazing, any ideas how I could get hold of a map dating back to the time is was known as 4 Barracks, Orrell, Wigan?

Replied: 5th May 2020 at 20:51

Posted by: barbarabanter (234) 

I happen to notice No 4 is now : Divino Italian Restaurant Wigan, 4 Orrell Rd, Pemberton, Orrell, Wigan WN5 8HD

Replied: 5th May 2020 at 20:56

Posted by: tonker (23797) 

No, all the houses in Barracks are now gone. Orrell Road is different. You'll see it on
This Old Map, up at the top right hand corner. It's not marked but you can see where it is.
I think others have access to a better map with house numbers on?

Your relatives house would have been where that Asbestos environmental building is now. I used to have some houses round there and my mate, who lived nearby, told me that the boundary of Orrell and Pemberton was down that diagonal road what you can see on the google map. It was him who told me that it was Orrell, not Pemberton.

If you look
HERE, and you see that girl walking along, wearing a red top and carrying a bag of pies? well, that road what she's crossing is the boundary . Pemberton is on the left of the road, and Orrell on the right of it. That white van 'Trust first parts, is parked in (what was) Barracks and is in Orrell. The picture frame shop, on the left, is in Pemberton.
Your ancestors could've spit out of their window into Pemberton!

Replied: 5th May 2020 at 22:04
Last edited by tonker: 5th May 2020 at 22:20:20

Posted by: barbarabanter (234) 

Thank you again Tonker, you really know your stuff. I'm impressed. Fingers crossed someone knows where I can get hold of a map outlining the number of houses inclusive of 4 Barracks, Orrell. Wigan.

Replied: 7th May 2020 at 11:07


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