Sandfield Hall Buildings
Newton Road, Lowton, WA3 1PF, Golborne
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At Risk: No
Now sub-divided and interspersed with newly-built apartment blocks, the main building on the site was constructed in 1890 by the founder of Airey's Brewery at Wigan, replacing the original Sandfield Hall.
Herbert Worsley writes in his book “The Dwindling Furrows of Lowton” (1988) that the interior of the Aireys' home featured “some beautiful paneling and at least one magnificent fireplace with the brewer's own apt inscription carved on the lintel: “No profit grows where no pleasure is taken.
On the other side of the fireplace is a stained glass window with the brewer's initials GA (George Airey). It is said that George V on several occasions when staying in the nearby sidings came in for a game of billiards and a special brew made by the Aireys”. Mr Worsley adds that “the Aireys built 554 and 556 Newton Road for their gardener and coachman....
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