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Report - Winstanley Hall Wigan March 2015

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by woopashoopaa, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. woopashoopaa

    woopashoopaa 28DL Regular User
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    Visited Winstanley Hall with GRONK, me and Lavino was a really good explore we got to see the whole building we saw all the floors and managed to get on the roof. Parts of the Hall were in bad condition parts of floors were falling in and in some places there wasn't even a floor to stand on. But the roof was a nice surprise the view was great of the Winstanley Estate and in the distance you could even catch a glimpse of the JJB Stadium and Heinz. Here's a bit of history I found on the internet and I hope you enjoy the pictures.

    Winstanley Hall, built in the 1560s, is one of only three Tudor buildings in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan. It was originally built for the Winstanley family, who had been the Lords of the Manor since c.1252; however, only three decades later in 1596, the estate was sold in its entirety to James Bankes, a London goldsmith and banker, and the property was owned by the Bankes family until 2000. Additions were made to the property predominantly in the nineteenth century by the Bankes family, adding a more modern Victorian style to the already prevalent myriad of motifs, ranging from Norman to Tudor to Baroque, exemplifying English artistic quirks.

    If you were allowed to visit this Grade II* listed Hall today, (the current owners are Dorbcrest Homes, an independent company who designated the estate too dangerous for any public visits), it would be a sorry sight, as the building itself has been in a state of constant decay since the occupants left in the 1960s.

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  2. Lavino

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    Well done some nice shots like the one from the roof you did well getting up there.. :Not Worthy
     
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    Liking the rooftop shot :thumb
     
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    Has anyone else found the bunker yet here. Think it must have been uncovered by the builder some nice benches in there and full of really old bottles..

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    Well done on getting to the roof, it was kinda dodgy when we went a year ago! Some nice pics too :thumb

    Lavino we didn't come across it but I had heard the builders had uncovered it.
     
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    Yeah all the staircases from the ground floor are now all collapsed. I bit of spiderman technique is needed but worth it as don't think anyone's been up there for a while..
     
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    Lol it was only when I read this I realised how long ago it was since we were on it! Nice find with the bunker though :)
     
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    That's a cool report young man :thumb
     
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    woopashoopaa 28DL Regular User
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    Thanks Telf
     
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    Nicely done :thumb
     
  11. woopashoopaa

    woopashoopaa 28DL Regular User
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    Thanks for all the kind comments greatly appreciated :thumb
     
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    Well done getting round any of it really, the place is death on a stick, and like has been said time and time again, shame this place was left to rot!
     
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    Well done mate. :)
    It was a pleasure to meet you, your dad and Tom.
     
  14. woopashoopaa

    woopashoopaa 28DL Regular User
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    Thanks GRONK it was a pleasure meeting you to hope we can go exploring again some time it was fun ;)
     
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