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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 30th March, 2010)

Stone Circle


Stone Circle
This is what is left that once was the Dog Kennels at Haigh Hall farm, in Haigh Hall plantations. Nearby used to be a laundry and a row of cottages so I'm told.

Photo: David Barker  (Samsung ES15)
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Comment by: Bernie on 30th March 2010 at 09:25

I have seen that many times, I have a friend that spent weeks trying to find out what that was. And we were told there used to be a laundry and a row of cottages nearby.

Comment by: David Barker on 30th March 2010 at 11:23

Theres a link here for the Past Forward magazine ,theres a photo taken in 1968 on page 38 gives you a better idea how it was constructed.
http://www.wlct.org.uk/Culture/Heritage/pf31.pdf

Comment by: zoe on 30th March 2010 at 12:53

interesting photo, does anyone know if theres any pics of this when it was still in use? thanks

Comment by: Neil on 30th March 2010 at 16:08

Looks like something round to me

Comment by: Mick on 30th March 2010 at 18:48

Why would they build round shaped dog kennels.

You would thick square ones would have been cheaper to build

Comment by: tricia on 30th March 2010 at 19:08

I think I must have seen this but can't remember ever going there.
This is the image I had in my head when I read Stephen Kings 'Pet Cemetery'
Where in the Plantations is it, please?

Comment by: David Barker on 30th March 2010 at 22:06

I thought it bit strange to Mick ,they used to keep greyhounds or hunting dogs i believe.
Trica you can find it by going through the gates at the Mowpin Lodge entrance on New Road ,turn left follow the path about 300 yards theres a stone post on your right ,go in there follow the path about 50yards there it is,you can also see the out line of other old buildings.

Comment by: David Fairclough on 31st March 2010 at 05:48

Thank you David. I came across this in 2002 and was fascinated to know what it was. Even asked a couple of elderly chaps in the Coalier Arm, with no luck. Found it in Past Forward. I called it Wiganhenge

Comment by: tricia on 1st April 2010 at 12:36

Thank you from me as well David B. Will try to see it on my next visit home.
Good name for it David F !

Comment by: David Barker on 1st April 2010 at 19:19

Found another colour photo on the net taken some years ago ,theres a link here.
http://www.wiganarchsoc.co.uk/content/News_Letters/news093.htm

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