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Report - Winstanley Hall - Jan 15 - (repost)

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by ledgehammer, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. ledgehammer

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    !!reposted due to missing links, but I managed to find a few more snaps that I thought were lost too...

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    The hall was built in the 1560s for the Winstanley family of Winstanley; the Winstanley family were lords of the manor since at least 1252 and may have been responsible for building the moat on the site. The Winstanleys owned the hall until 1596, when the estate was sold to James Bankes, a London goldsmith and banker. Winstanley Hall has three storeys and has a date stone with a date of 1584, but this is not in situ so may not provide an accurate date for the construction of the house. To the south, on lands belonging to the hall, is a small stone building which was used to house bears that provided entertainment for the hall's guests. The Bankes family retained ownership of the hall until the 21st century when it was sold for private development. The hall had been kept in good condition until the 1960s when habitation stopped. As the building decayed and the cost of maintaining Winstanley Hall was too much for the family it was sold on. It was intended to develop the hall into private flats, however refurbishment was held up due to Wigan council withholding planning permission.

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    We struggled to get a good parking spot not on private land, it meant a hike through a couple of fields dodging a tractor and a quad bike guy with dogs (from a distance!), and it absolutely chucked it down - when we got in we hung our coats to dry while we explored the interior

    Need to visit in better light, and looking at other reports - its degraded since, with all staircases now removed/ damaged. Not a huge amount to add, other than there is work going on in the more modern part of the grounds, p.s Have to be on the ball with the floors - stick to crossbeams ;-).

    didn't make it to the upper floors of the main part and the roof though looking at recent reports :-)...

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    Yeah cheers looks like it
     
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