Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan



Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 29th August, 2012)

Grade II


Grade II
The Eagle and Child cottage, see yesterday's plaque. Standish.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Views: 3,959

Comment by: Art on 29th August 2012 at 01:22

Commonly known as "Spite Row"

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th August 2012 at 03:49

There are several websites (use Google) showing this building and plaque. Website :-
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/954515
is one of them.
Photo # 8451 in Album, Places, Standish page 3, 3rd row, 3rd from left, shows the former butcher`s shop, Worthington`s.

Comment by: Janice on 29th August 2012 at 06:24

Thanks Thomas. The plaque was interesting but now we see it in situ - giving a better overall view. The building to the right hand side looks as though it could be interesting?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th August 2012 at 08:38

Janice, the building to the right is Standish Wells. Copy and paste :-
http://www.wiganman.co.uk/Content/history/Standish_Wells.html

Comment by: Roy on 29th August 2012 at 08:39

Sorry Art, Spite Row was opposite this building and consisted of a row of terraced houses built in front of St Wilfrid,s church. Janice the building on the right is the 'well' and to the left of this are the stocks which you can just see in the photo.

Comment by: Mick on 29th August 2012 at 08:47

Art Spite row got knocked down a long time ago

Comment by: RG on 29th August 2012 at 08:54

Ddon't think so Art. Spite Row was built in front and same side as St.Wilfrids the row has long been demolished. This little area has quite a bit of history. Nice pic Thomas.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th August 2012 at 09:24

Photo # 4169 jn Album, Places, Standish page 1, next to last, shows Spite Row. It`s in front of Parish Ch. and the Eagle and Child Cottage is behind you when looking at this photo.

Comment by: Alan H on 29th August 2012 at 09:55

The well was knocked down by American servicemen on a night out from Burtonwood air base during the war. They had been in the Black Bull pub and reversed their truck into the well. It was restored a few years ago at taxpayers expense. Should have made the Yanks pay up.

Comment by: Al.C on 29th August 2012 at 10:06

I think Spite Row was demolished when the memorail gate was built at the church.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 29th August 2012 at 10:24

Mick Roy and RG are right.

Comment by: Janice on 29th August 2012 at 11:41

Thank you Ernest and Roy. I have looked this up and knew it would be interesting. I don't really know Standish so it may be a trp out for me.

Comment by: andy s on 29th August 2012 at 11:51

when i was a kid in the 60s this was a shop

Comment by: Mick on 29th August 2012 at 12:40

Alan H wasnt the well restored because of a charitable donation from a Standish business man.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th August 2012 at 12:54

Art, Mick, RG, ALC and Neil: the info at bottom of photo # 4169 (see my comment at 09:24) states that Spite Row was demolished in 1930.

Comment by: linda massa on 29th August 2012 at 15:18

I can still remember the funny smell in the shop from when I was a child in the 50's.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 29th August 2012 at 21:33

Lovely cottage but it really does look like "an odd one out"

Comment by: alan lad on 29th August 2012 at 21:51

was it Worthings butchers ?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th August 2012 at 22:55

alan lad, read my comment at 03:49. It was Worthington`s butchers.

Comment by: Roy on 30th August 2012 at 00:23

Worthington,s alan, their son in law still lives in the building.

Comment by: Art on 30th August 2012 at 01:28

Sorry, I understood the old Butchers shop was part of Spite Row. I now know that I had the wrong impression.:o(

Comment by: s hill on 11th April 2013 at 15:30

yes it was worthingtons butchers I used to live there before I got married

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.