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Grid Ref: SD 581 055
Date: 1 February 2010

Playhouse   Hotel
County Playhouse, King St.   Victoria Hotel, Wallgate
Masonic   Swan and Railway
Masonic Buildings, Wallgate   Swan & Railway, Wallgate
Mill   Mill
Trencherfield Mill, off Pottery Rd.   Mill from bridge over Leeds Liverpool Canal
Orwell pub   Red brick
The Orwell and frozen canal   Crawford St.
Coops   Entrance
Coops Building, Dorning St   Entrance to Coops with date 1888
County Court   Entrance
County Court on Crawford St.   Entrance to County Court
Crawford St.   Church
View of Crawford Street range dated 1888   All Saints.
War Memorial   Library St
War Memorial   Market Place & Library St.
Town Hall   Library St.
Town Hall entrance   Upper Storey on Libary Street
Corner   Corner of Market Place
Corner of Market Place   Market Place after February snow
Clock   Market Hall
Clock in Shopping Arcade   Shopping Arcade

 

When I arrived on the morning 1 February 2010, there had been a light fall of snow. All Saints is at the heart of the oldest part of the town at the junctions of Hallgate, Wallgate, Bishopgate and Standishgate. It was built between 1845 and 1850 by Sharpe & Paley on the site of the medieval church. The lower part of the tower dates from the late 13th century and was made higher by Paley in 1861. When I visited, the Town Hall building being renovated.. It was formerly the Technical College built in 1901-3 by Briggs & Wolstenholme using red brick and terracotta.

Sources:

The Buildings of England, South Lancashire, by Nikolaus Pevsner, Yale 2002

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