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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 6th November, 2014)

Kirkless Hall Farm


Kirkless Hall Farm
Farm Lane, Aspull. Built in 1666.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: paintMaker on 6th November 2014 at 04:42

I bet that is up for a pretty penny

Comment by: Helen on 6th November 2014 at 08:15

At 1666 a very historic house, could use some TLC if anybodys got a pretty penny.
A good photo, the bright, modern signs against the old building.

Comment by: neil cain on 6th November 2014 at 08:16

It is such a pity that such an historic house has been allowed to fall into this state.

Comment by: Helen on 6th November 2014 at 08:21

Just looked at this online, you would have a job buying a 3 bed bungalow around here for what is being asked for this lovely old house. Grade 11 listed, so things would have to be done right with renovation.

Comment by: Mick on 6th November 2014 at 08:35

It says its got a guide price of £200,000
Kirkless Hall, Farm Lane, Aspull, WIGAN, Lancashire, WN2 1JP
Description

Period detached hall requiring renovation. Substantial residential development/conversion potential subject to planning. Gated entrance, substantial grounds & outbuildings. Original features, fireplaces & timbers. Must be viewed. Ground floor; hallway, three reception rooms, kitchen, utiltiy. First floor; four bedrooms & bathroom (none fitted). Please note, there is a Buyer's Premium of £750+VAT payable in addition to the Administration Fee.

http://www.auctionhouse.uk.net/manchester/search-results.aspx?propertytype=&area=wigan

Comment by: Giovanni on 6th November 2014 at 09:17

The guide price will be exceeded plus as much again for renovation works. A small price to become an Aspullian!

Comment by: Alc on 6th November 2014 at 11:02

£200,000 sounds cheap for a house this historic and with a grade 2 list. That's the average price for a decent detached house where I live and no doubt in the Aspull area too. Was expecting something in the region of £600,000 upwards. Far too much for us poor Wiganers, most of us are just barely managing to pay off a mesely mortage on a 2 up 2 down pokey house at 90k. And what's with the key cross logo on that Reeds Rains sign? reminds me of the skull and cross bones, but without the skull:)

Comment by: David on 6th November 2014 at 12:28

What's the evidence for it being built in 1666?

Comment by: Cyril on 6th November 2014 at 12:35

Kirkless Hall was split into two semi-detached dwellings, it still looks like it is with having two entrance doors and separated with a fence and gate. The man who once resided in this part kept and bred horses, he had stables at the rear.

Comment by: Darren on 6th November 2014 at 13:06

Come on it's Aspull... it's going for the correct price.

Comment by: Cyril on 6th November 2014 at 13:34

Just noticed that next door is also up for sale with Borron Shaw at £495,000, a big difference in price, though it has been modernised

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 6th November 2014 at 15:30

Would like to have seen more of the house Mick?

Comment by: Mick on 6th November 2014 at 17:37

Jean get on your bike.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 6th November 2014 at 19:27

ALc, the keys are two letter "R's" standing for 'Reeds' and 'Rains'. I suppose the key symbology is used to represent unlocking or opening a door to someone's new property i.e. a sale.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 7th November 2014 at 20:59

Mick...its a long way to pedal from Mid Wales!

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