Save Winstanley Hall


A group with 1200 members actively campaigning for the restoration

Link to Save Winstanley Hall facebook page 


2008 - Conservation  Management Plan 

A (120 page) comprehensive Conservation plan was commissioned and produced  in 2008 at a time when significant progress was being made. The document details the history, architectural context , social history and conservation issues in great detail.

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Options Appraisal Study by Heritage Works Buildings Preservation Trust Ltd

Produced in 2010

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Previous Campaigns

Between 2007 and 2015, "Save Wigan", now Wigan Building Preservation Trust (WBPT), actively campaigned along with Save Britain to save the Hall and surrounding buildings.

Save Wigan were the "feet on the street" for Save Britain creating a local presence for a national campaign. Led by Andy Lomax the group were successful in gaining £50,000 for some remedial work.

A fund raising brochure was produced in 2011, the brochure contains some historical and architectural details and well worth a read.

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Wigan BPT can make all our previous work, photos, reports, options analysis, etc available to the facebook group if required.

Our BPT group wish "Save Winstanley Hall" future success


Historical articles by Joyce H. M. Bankes

The Funeral of Meyrick Banks - 1827

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James Bankes and the Manor of Wistanley (1595-1617)

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A 19th Century Railway

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The Lancashire Colliery Girl

Originally published in the Gentlemens Magazine in 1797.

The article was reproduced and discussed in 1842 by Hannah Moore

The Lancashire Collier Girl - 1785

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Who was the Lancashire Collier Girl?

Article by PEH Hair MA DPhil, identifying the girl in question.

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Deterioration - 2019

Extensive damage to the roof

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Severe Deterioration - September 2020

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History of Winstanly Hall & the Bankes Family

Very complete and comprehensive piece of work from the Landed faimilies of Britain.

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Enabling Development

This Historic England document provides advice on enabling development, which has been a crucial initiatives in the restoration and preservation of Winstanley Hall over the last 20 years.

Enabling development is development that would not be in compliance with local and/or national planning policies, and not normally be given planning permission, except for the fact that it would secure the future conservation of a heritage asset. Whilst only applicable in certain circumstances, enabling development can be a useful tool. 

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