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Brief description of site

Bank House had a house with grounds and a small park to the west of Wigan Lane. There were open fields to the west and a separate dwelling, the Elms, on the south-eastern boundary. The house was close to the road and was shielded from it by a thin band of trees. The park, with pleasure grounds, a small pond and single clump of trees, was to the rear of the house.
Bank House, together with the Elms and three large plots of land, all part of the estate of Mr H J Woodcock JP, was purchased by Wigan Corporation in 1923 for £7,750. The site is now lost. One small corner of open ground survives between the Elms and the housing of Milton Grove.

Location information:

Address: Wigan Lane, Wigan, WN1 2TB

Locality: Wigan, Greater Manchester

Local Authorities:

Greater Manchester; Wigan

Historical County: Lancashire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 108 Grid Ref: SD584074
Latitude: 53.5616 Longitude: -2.62951

Key information:

Form of site: park

Survival: Lost

Site Size (Hectares): 3

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