Skelmersdale Development Corporation Survey

Buildings of Architectural & Historical Interest

In the 1960s, Skelmersdale New Town Development Corporation undertook and survey of all the old buildings deemed to have architectural of historical interest in the new town development area.

The purpose was to see which buildings should be retained and which should be knocked down.

Here, we have reproduced the document which decided the fate of many of Skem’s fine old buildings, including Sephton Hall, the Fox & Goose, Crow Orchard Farm and many others.

Click over any of the images below to see a full size version.

Tyldesleys Farm Smiths Farm

Baker's Farm
Tyldesley’s Farmhouse,
Elmers Green Lane
Smith’s Farmhouse and Barn,
Elmers Green Lane
Baker’s Farmhouse and outbuilding, Elmers Green Lane
Stannanought Farm Yew Tree House Aspinwall's Farm
Stannanought Farmhouse and outbuildings, Elmers Green Lane Yew Tree House,
Elmers Green Lane
Aspinwall’s Farmhouse,
Berry Street, Stormy Corner
Websters Farm Old Fox & Goose Crow Orchard Farm
Webster’s Farmhouse, Berry Street, Stormy Corner Old Fox & Goose,
2 Church Road
Crow Orchard Farmhouse,
Mill Lane
Skelmersdale Hall Grimshaw Delph Farm Sephton Hall
Skelmersdale Hall, Summer Street, Stormy Corner Grimshaw Delf Farmhouse and Barn, Tawd Road Sephton Hall,
Tawd Road
Birch Green Farm Barton's Farm Fox Goose Inn
Birch Green Farm House,
Carr Lane
Barton’s Farm,
Wigan Road
Fox & Goose Inn,
Wigan Road
Number 5 cottage Carr Lane Farm Heyes Farm
Number 5 cottage south of Birch Green Farm, Carr Lane Carr Lane Farmhouse and Barn, Carr Lane Heyes Farmhouse,
Carr Lane
Ryles Farm Balcony Farm Cross Keys Inn
Ryle’s Farmhouse and Barn, Harts Lane Balcony Farmhouse,
Chequer Lane
Cross Keys Inn,
Grimshaw Lane
Bayleaf Farmhouse Holland Windmill Newgate Farm
Bayleaf Farmhouse,
Harts Lane
Holland Windmill,
Mill Lane
Newgate Farmhouse,
Ormskirk Road
Hare & Hounds Whiteledge Farm Lower Tower Hill Farm
Hare and Hounds,
Ormskirk Road
Whiteledge Farm,
Spencers Lane
Lower Tower Hill
Olive House Widows Farm Sherwood Farm
Ormskirk Road – Olive House, number 298 and numbers 306-314 (evens) Widows Farm,
Elmers Green Lane
Sherwood Farmhouse and Barn, Elmers Green Lane

6 thoughts on “Skelmersdale Development Corporation Survey

  1. Love looking at all the old pictures of Skem, Summer Street, Stormy Corner is where my dad was born and my grandma had the wonderful title of ‘pea queen’ :-)

  2. Picture Gallary …..”Skemmers Corner” page 4, shows a picture of a Pea Queen, any connection?.

  3. I have read several good stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how significantly effort you put to create such a fantastic informative web site.

  4. nice to see all the old photos ive gor a rose bowl presented by skelmersdale new town corporation to the horticultural society which my mother was last to win it

  5. Is Birch Green Farm still standing I lived in it in the late sixties.

  6. March 2012 we bought widdows farmhouse totally renovated this beautiful farmhouse and we love living here with Pete’s dad Andy,our son Kevin and his fiance Amy are renovating the barn which is coming along fantastic were living in our dream home

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