Historic environment

Scheduled ancient monuments

There are 12 across Wigan Borough, which can be found in our scheduled ancient monuments document. Permission for repair works is needed from the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.


A planning application may be needed for proposed works on archaeological sites and monuments. Any preservation or archaeological investigation needed will have to be funded by the applicant. Further information can be found on the Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service. Historic parks and gardens Wigan Borough's parks and gardens of historic interest can be found on the Historic England (external link) website.

Buildings and structures of local interest

There are many distinctive unlisted historic buildings and structures across Wigan Borough. Buildings like these do not have extra consent above the usual planning permission, it can help to influence planning decisions in a way that conserves and enhances local character. Guidance is available from Historic England (external link).

Wigan Wallgate Townscape Heritage Initiative

We have secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create a Townscape Heritage Initiative for the Wallgate area of Wigan. Funding is available for repairs to buildings within the area – please see our Wigan Wallgate Townscape Heritage Initiative document to find out if you are entitled to financial support for repairs to your home.


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