Residents asked to vote for their favourite design

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photo of Haigh Hall

Residents will be asked to choose a design for the entrance gates at Mowpin Lodge, in the grounds of Haigh Hall.

As part of the wider survey around the masterplan for Haigh Hall, which launches on Friday (13th May), residents will be asked to choose their favourite gate design from three options designed by creative directors Al and Al.

Leader of Wigan Council, Councillor David Molyneux, said:

“Since bringing Haigh Hall back under council control we have committed to involving residents in every step of the decision-making process. As one of the main routes to the hall, these gates are symbolic to the people of Haigh and Wigan so it’s important we get it right. I’m looking forward to seeing which design receives the most votes.”

All three designs have been created to reflect the history and heritage of Haigh and the hall.  

The first design is based on Haigh Hall’s Bibliotheca Lindesiana – which features a swan illustrated by the Earl of Crawford’s (former owner of Haigh Hall) daughter, Lady Jane Evelyn Lindsay in the stained glass she created for Wigan Parish Church.

The second design is based on Haigh’s 900-year mining history featuring a miner’s shovel and pickaxe, the traditional tools of the miner used as an emblem of the National Union of Miners.

The third design features an original Eye of Providence design by the 24th Earl of Crawford which can be seen on plaster casts on the ceiling at Haigh Hall.

The survey launches on Friday 13 May and closes on Friday 27 May and will be available to complete online.