Places   (Help with places, streets and buildings in Wigan.)

Started by: Barley (8)

Hello all, new to the forum.
I'd like to ask about the whereabouts of "New Hall" Ince. In 2008 and 2015 there were pictures posted here of Garswood Hall, which several posters were sure was previously called New Hall and I thought they meant New Hall Ince. "David" and "John58" said Garswood Hall was on the site of the current Ashton-in-Makerfield golf course. But can Garswood Hall really be New Hall, Ince? The golf course is in Ashton, not Ince. Was there another "New Hall" in Ince?

My ancestor lived in Ince township from 1781 to 1801 and he had children baptised in the RC chapel of St William, Ince. At the end of the baptismal register, after the very last baptism in December 1817, the priest wrote "Chapel shut up when the Anderton family returned to Euxton Hall". That suggests to me that the first chapel was the private chapel of the land-owning Andertons, in their house.

British History Online, quoting the Victoria County History of 1911, says there were three halls in Ince, Ince Hall, the Hall of Ince and New Hall. New Hall was where the Catholic Andertons lived, and they moved away after the last one died in 1816. That matches the note at the end of the baptism register. But British History Online opens its discussion of the halls by saying "Ince formerly possessed three halls, each bearing the name of the township …" That sounds to me as if all three were in the township of Ince, and thus the one at Ashton golf course can't be New Hall Ince.

I'd be grateful if anyone knows the answer to this one.

Replied: 31st Oct 2020 at 17:28

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