Gladstone House, Poolstock Lane

Started by: Jim Latham (93)

I'm trying to find a map which shows Gladstone House on Poolstock Lane. It was immediately in front of Worsley Mesnes Club.
I can find a map which shows a building in front of W. M. Club, but the building isn't labelled.
I think the building was demolished before WW2.
Hope someone can help.
Many thanks.

Started: 30th Aug 2016 at 21:15

Posted by: gaffer (6438) 

Hi Jimmy

Here's the 1981 census if you're looking to trace somebody.

Replied: 31st Aug 2016 at 11:20

Posted by: Jim Latham (93)

Thanks Keith for Census info on Gladstone House.
The street at the side of W.M. Club has recently been named as Fairbrother Avenue. I've queried this with Wigan Metro. I suggested calling it Gladstone St., since Gladstone house was nearby and Fairbrother House was 200 metres up the road, where Tesco is now.
The street has never been named before and the addresses for both W.M.Club and Chandler House Medical Centre are both given as Poolstock Lane.

Replied: 1st Sep 2016 at 16:49

Posted by: stevemul (410)

Been on , they have maps of the area from 1849 ,1894 , 1908, 1909 , 1929 , 1930 and 1938 , none showing Gladstone House .

Replied: 2nd Sep 2016 at 19:50

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5368)


It sounds like it was the old Vicarage which became the first Wigan Hospice and it stood on the site of Chandler House

More information here

Replied: 3rd Sep 2016 at 18:52

Posted by: gaffer (6438) 


Gladstone House was on the Poolstock side of the vicarage. It was on the opposite side of the street that Jimmy referred to in his post.

Replied: 3rd Sep 2016 at 19:17

Posted by: gaffer (6438) 


Gladstone House was at 156 Poolstock Lane. The vicarage was no 162.
In 1901 the house was occupied by a tea dealer, his wife and seven children.
There is no record for the 1911 and 1939 census lists.
Until the mid 1850's Poolstock Lane was Fairbrother Lane.

Replied: 3rd Sep 2016 at 20:53

Posted by: Jim Latham (93)


You are right to point out about the exact location of Gladstone House.
One of the maps refers to "Poolstock Lane or Fairbrother Lane" for what is now called Poolstock Lane.
This may be why Wigan Metro have called the road to W. M. Club Fairbrother Avenue. But again, why Avenue.
As I said previously, I've seen a map that actually names the building Gladstone House.

Replied: 6th Sep 2016 at 11:53


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