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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 29th October, 2018)

Standishgate


Standishgate
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Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Views: 2,492

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 29th October 2018 at 07:22

Now, thats a very nice building. Wonder how old it is. Looks a bit Georgian.

Comment by: Veronica on 29th October 2018 at 12:45

So familiar to me from times gone by... Would be interesting to know the building's history. ( surprised it's still standing!)

Comment by: Mick on 29th October 2018 at 13:36

Its got a good quality drain pipe, just look at that fancy bit on the top.

Comment by: Angela on 29th October 2018 at 13:38

Not for much longer looking at the cracks and sagging bottom right.

Comment by: Bambam on 29th October 2018 at 14:02

Is that part of mabs cross hotel that jimmy collins once owned.

Comment by: DTease on 29th October 2018 at 14:06

I don't think my sagging bottom is going to last much longer either Angela.

Comment by: DTease on 29th October 2018 at 14:08

Best place for your fancy bit that Mick.

Comment by: P,w on 29th October 2018 at 15:33

Mick, I buy these old drainpipe tops at scrapyards and use them for planters.Too good and too throw away.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 29th October 2018 at 15:40

Well spotted, Angela.
Wonder if the owners are aware of this?

Good pic, Thomas. It raises some questions.

Comment by: TommyT on 29th October 2018 at 16:10

Built around 1800, apparently.
Archway on the right could have led to stables at the back.

Comment by: Philip G. on 29th October 2018 at 16:38

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.

Comment by: Angela on 29th October 2018 at 18:03

Fred, I remember a few years ago a similar neglected property collapsing on the same side of the road to this one.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 29th October 2018 at 19:02

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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 29th October 2018 at 20:08

Angela, My hubby used to work at the property that collapsed a few years ago.

Comment by: Julie on 29th October 2018 at 20:56

Everyone else is to blame ?

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 30th October 2018 at 07:51

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.

Comment by: david on 30th October 2018 at 19:28

Used to be an antique businesses in the 70s.

Comment by: JP Blackrod on 18th August 2019 at 07:22

This building is at the side of where Fred Grimes car place use to be.Was this place, Fred Grimes, then Collins antique place.

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