RESIDENTS have the chance to choose a design for the entrance gates in the grounds of Haigh Hall.

As part of a wider survey around the masterplan redevelopment for Haigh Hall, people across Wigan and Leigh will be asked to choose their favourite gate design from three options designed by creative directors Al and Al.

All three designs have been created to reflect the history and heritage of Haigh and the hall, which is planned to become an "arts, culture and heritage visitor destination of national significance".

The masterplan will form part of the Council's £20 million Levelling Up bid, which is separate from Leigh town centre's bid.

Leigh Journal: Residents have three options to choose fromResidents have three options to choose from

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 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.

Leigh Journal: Haigh HallHaigh Hall (Image: Wigan Council)

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.

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.”

Leigh Journal: The new gates form part of the Hall's masterplan for its regenerationThe new gates form part of the Hall's masterplan for its regeneration

The survey closes on Friday, May 27 and is available to complete online here.