Wigan Building Preservation Trust has a dedicated place for all of its heritage buildings of interest, whether listed or unlisted.
An idea stemmed from a meeting with Wigan Council in 2013 addressing the heritage and conservation concerns within the Borough. An idea was proposed that a central database of Wigan's listed and unlisted buildings should be formulated and thus this website was developed to identify and promote Wigan Borough's finest architecture, heritage & history.
Originally the work was undertaken by members of the Save Wigan heritage group, now Wigan Building Preservation Trust (Wigan BPT).
The Trust aligned itself with Wigan Local History & Heritage Society in 2019, although both groups continue to have their own identity.
It was felt that both groups have the same objectives and outcomes for all things of a history and heritage nature within the borough.
We have now included "Lost Building" as a Grade, for the inclusion of buildings that have disappeared for various reasons. In addition, we have introduced a facebook page "Heritage Buildings of Wigan" - Link
It is hoped that further discussions and arrangements will be developed with other like-minded local friends groups and local history groups, etc, interested in populating the website with historical, architectural, social, and family history associated with each of the 1,100+ buildings.
The Trust has received a list of 1500 properties compiled by a previous Wigan Council conservation officer. The list is probably 30+ years old. We will work through this list and select buildings for entry.