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Arrow Winstanley Stables - Wigan - Aug 2012 - 13-08-2012, 11:04

Winstanley Hall is situated on the
south-western side of Wigan.It was
built in 1595.James Banks,a goldsmith
from London, bought the estate for
3100.It has been in the hands of
the Banks family ever since.This
family also owns land in Scotland.Coal
was mined on the Winstanley estate
from 1507.At the peak of production,6
pits were in operation.Much of the
estate is rented out to tenants for
farming.Captain James Banks,the last
occupier of the hall,died recently,
leaving the 80 room house empty.The
gardens now lie derelict and the house
is for sale.There is no scope for
development of the estate,since the
house is a listed building.











































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Default 13-08-2012, 14:55

Nothings changed!


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Default 13-08-2012, 19:03

the stables look in better condition than the house
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Default 13-08-2012, 20:04

Was there recently, a decent mooch!


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