Photo-a-Day (Monday, 29th October, 2018)
Now, thats a very nice building. Wonder how old it is. Looks a bit Georgian.
So familiar to me from times gone by... Would be interesting to know the building's history. ( surprised it's still standing!)
Its got a good quality drain pipe, just look at that fancy bit on the top.
Not for much longer looking at the cracks and sagging bottom right.
Is that part of mabs cross hotel that jimmy collins once owned.
I don't think my sagging bottom is going to last much longer either Angela.
Best place for your fancy bit that Mick.
Mick, I buy these old drainpipe tops at scrapyards and use them for planters.Too good and too throw away.
Well spotted, Angela.
Wonder if the owners are aware of this?
Good pic, Thomas. It raises some questions.
Built around 1800, apparently.
Archway on the right could have led to stables at the back.
It was certainly worth photographing, Tom. And amongst many other points of interest regarding your beauty, 'Listed Buildings in Wigan' gives the following: 134 Standishgate, and 1753/RG - inscribed on the downspout head.
Fred, I remember a few years ago a similar neglected property collapsing on the same side of the road to this one.
I wonder if Wigan Metropolitan Council cares a toss about old or listed buildings, their track record doesnt seem to come up to scratch from what I have read.
Angela, My hubby used to work at the property that collapsed a few years ago.
Everyone else is to blame ?
Well someone is not doing a good job Julie, even if they are not to blame.
If you look you will see that at present there are 125 listed buildings in Wigan, 9 of those are in danger of being lost altogether.
The information is out there & nobody can argue that its not true.
Used to be an antique businesses in the 70s.
This building is at the side of where Fred Grimes car place use to be.Was this place, Fred Grimes, then Collins antique place.