Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 14th June, 2020)
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)
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.
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.
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
What a beautiful house. And how lovely it looks in the sunshine with the splash of yellow in front. xx
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.
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 !
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.
I'll drink to that smashing photo, cheers.
You have an eye for an interesting subject Dennis & this makes a beautiful photo, lovely old house.
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.
You'll drink to anything, Garry......Pour me one !! x
One coming up Irene-cheers .
A fine photo Dennis.
There are some beautiful places in and around Wigan.This is one of them