Round House in Whelley
Does anyone know anything about an ancient Round House in Whelley? (Also posted on Places)
This is what I've found so far via Google:
Why were Roundhouse Sidings so called? Was there ever a roundhouse in that area? (link):
While I could find old railwaymen who knew where this location was*, none could recall a loco shed, except a very old and tiny one which would have held a small tank engine. (* OS Grid Ref: 359639,406405).
And that's where the answer lay!
There was once a "Round House", dating from ancient times, on the old highway from Wigan to what later became Horwich. A colliery was eventually sunk near here with two shafts, named Round House No. 1 and No. 2. No. 1 shaft was connected to the Wigan - Horwich highway via a tram road while No. 2 shaft had another tramroad leading down to the Leeds - Liverpool canal. Eventually, after the main line railway later known as the Whelley line was built nearby, both Nos 1 & 2 pits were connected via a short branch line which terminated at a small marshalling yard known as 'Roundhouse Sidings'.
Started: 1st Apr 2016 at 14:10
Replied: 1st Apr 2016 at 14:19
There is a place called Roundhouse located at 114 Whelley in THE WIGAN STREETS on here. I remember Roundhouse Avenue in Whelley when I lived there but not sure of the exact location
Replied: 15th Apr 2016 at 22:28
I just looked at a map and Roundhouse Avenue was behind the garage in Whelley opposite Bradshaw St
Replied: 15th Apr 2016 at 22:32
Thanks for that information, Kathy.
Replied: 21st Apr 2016 at 14:16
Known as The Mount estate at Whelley was called The Roundhouse Estate when it was built
Replied: 22nd Jun 2016 at 12:40
Replied: 29th Jun 2016 at 20:57
The Roundhouse was located on the site of the petrol station in Whelley. It was demolished around the early seventies.
Replied: 29th Jun 2016 at 21:18
Which petrol station?
Replied: 6th Jul 2016 at 20:49
The petrol station is on the right hand side as you travel up Whelley towards New Springs. It's between Highfield Avenue and St Stephen's Avenue.
Replied: 7th Jul 2016 at 19:25
joanne , do you know where Whelly got its name from?
Replied: 7th Sep 2016 at 11:24