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IoE Number: 485005
Photographer: Mr Doug McNeill
Date Photographed: 28 April 2005
Date listed: 24 October 1951
Date of last amendment: 24 October 1951
Grade II*

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WIGAN SD50NE WIGAN LANE 24-1/2/120 (East side) 24/10/51 Gateway and lodges to Haigh Hall Park II* Formerly known as: The Lodge WIGAN LANE. Entrance archway and lodges with linking railings and gates. Probably c1840; altered. Sandstone ashlar, with slate roofs to lodges and cast-iron railings and gates. Linear plan, the archway linked to square lodges by short sections of railings. Classical style. Tall round-headed archway with moulded head and moulded imposts carried through, framed by pilasters and corner pilasters and entablature with plain frieze and moulded cornice with blocking course; large pendent cast-iron lamp bracket suspended from soffit of arch; pair of elaborately-moulded cast-iron gates. Linking the archway to the lodge on each side is a short section of matching railings with a pedestrian gate in the centre. Square lodges with cut-out corners, single-storey, one bay, with cavetto plinth, plain frieze, moulded cornice with blocking course, and low pyramidal roof with central chimney. In the front and rear wall of each is a rectangular recess with set-in Tuscan columns framing a doorway, those at the front both blocked (that to the right with a damaged door covering internal blocking); and in the side walls of each are 2 narrow windows, those in the lodge to the left blocked and those in the lodge to the right covered by C20 wooden shutters.

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