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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 14th June, 2020)

Grundy House

Grundy House
Once known as Grundy House. I grew up knowing it as Winrow’s Farm.
Situated at the top of Sawney Brow, Scot Lane, Aspull and dated 1755, it has, over the last few years been beautifully restored. Although it is no longer a working Farm.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
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Comment by: Mick on 14th June 2020 at 07:03

I bet if you took that photo this morning you wouldnt be able to see it because of them two trees, smaller window on the top floor, like Haigh hall so maybe the servants stayed up there.

Comment by: Walt(Nth Yorkshire) on 14th June 2020 at 08:13

Another great photo Dennis showing again the beauty of Aspull. The upper centre window was bricked up prior to 1851 to avoid paying window taxes. I have seen a photo of this house dated 1950 when it was a working farm showing the sealed up window, Walter Winrow farmed here back then. Thanks Dennis, for even more fond memories from my childhood days in Aspull.

Comment by: aussiegirl on 14th June 2020 at 08:36

I never knew that there are 21 buildings in Aspull that are listed in the National Heritage List of England. This one is listed as Walker's Higher Farmhouse Aspull, and dated 1755. I would love to be able to see inside it. It has taken me a trip to the other side of the world and a good few years for me to appreciate the history of the area. I'm still a proud Lancashire lass though. I really enjoy the photos, please keep them coming

Comment by: irene roberts on 14th June 2020 at 08:55

What a beautiful house. And how lovely it looks in the sunshine with the splash of yellow in front. xx

Comment by: Veronica on 14th June 2020 at 09:41

Beautiful building it's hardly credible it's stood so long. I would love to see the 'deeds' if there are any, they would be interesting to read I'm sure.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 14th June 2020 at 10:26

Brillian photo again Dennis,it definitely is a solid-looking, lovely building which seems to have kept its'originality, unlike some which are altered beyond recognition.Keep them coming !

Comment by: David Barker on 14th June 2020 at 10:52

Another excellent photo Dennis, my late uncle John Walker used to go fishing at the lodge down the brow behind the farm, with him being from a farming background, he knew all the farmers, his parents had Landlords farm on Dicconson Lane.

Comment by: Garry on 14th June 2020 at 11:22

I'll drink to that smashing photo, cheers.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 14th June 2020 at 12:48

You have an eye for an interesting subject Dennis & this makes a beautiful photo, lovely old house.

Comment by: Kath H on 14th June 2020 at 13:18

Thanks for that Dennis. It takes me back to going to my Aunt’s House in the 1950’s, when she used to live up Ephraims Fold. There was a bus stop on Scot Lane just in front of the house, which used to take me back to New Springs I remember the bus fare being an old penny.

Comment by: irene roberts on 14th June 2020 at 13:30

You'll drink to anything, Garry......Pour me one !! x

Comment by: Garry on 14th June 2020 at 15:45

One coming up Irene-cheers .

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 14th June 2020 at 18:49

A fine photo Dennis.

Comment by: Edna on 14th June 2020 at 22:09

There are some beautiful places in and around Wigan.This is one of them

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