Historic Buildings in the Heritage Action Zone


Below is the list of buildings selected to reflect the architecture , significance and overall contribution made to history of the area.

Each individula buildings will be updated as the project continues and research has been completed.

Arcade Street

2, Building

.....more to follow

Former Corn Merchants

.....more to follow

1-5, 2 Shops

.....more to follow


College Avenue

Red Door Cafe

.....more to follow


Faggy Lane

Entrance & Bridge

Ancient lane in place before King Street was constructed. Read about the Battle of Faggy Lane.

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King Street

22-24,  Grimes Arcade

An iconic structure containing two buildings and an arcade....who were The Grimes?

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26-34,  Terrace of 4 Townhouses

.....more to follow

36-44, Victoria Building

.....more to follow

50,  Royal Court Theatre

.....more to follow

54, Victorian Townhouse

.....more to follow

56-58, County Court

.....more to follow

1-3, Former Bank

.....more to follow

7-11, 3 Georgian Townhouses

.....more to follow

13-15, 2 Georgian Townhouses

.....more to follow

21-25, Large Georgian Townhouse

.....more to follow

27, County Playhouse

.....more to follow

35-45, Leader's Building

.....more to follow

47, Former Bank

.....more to follow


Library Street

The Museum of Wigan Life

Three munificent men of Wigan and a renowned architect that built an everlasting monument to learning and knowledge.

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55-59 - Row of 3 Shops

.....more to follow

33-53 - Wallpaper Supplies

.....more to follow


Rodney Street

4, Christian Meeting House

Read about a nonconformist religion which was founded in 1841 by Timothy Coop, with links to more information about Timothy.

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Rowbottom Square

Observer Building

.....more to follow



Wallgate

From right to left - Minorca, Rothwell's and Meek's

17-19, Meeks Building

Read about the three generations of the Meek Faimily from 1831 - 1884, and a business run on strong christian principles.

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25, Rothwells

Find the history of John Rothwell, from Goose Green, and his family, who built a large coffee and cocoa business, between 1850 and 1935.

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27-29,  Minorca Inn - now the Berkeley

Trace the history of the site from the late 1700's and the transformation and development of the building.

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