Wigan Road, WN4 0BZ, Ashton
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Cranberry (or 'Cranbury') Hotel (formerly 'Lodge') was demolished in c.2005. In the C19 it had been home to prominent local personalities Josiah Gaskell (occurs here 1869) and Christopher Fisher Clark (occurs here 1881, died in residence 1898). The latter's son William “of Cranbury Lodge, Park Lane” died in 1933 and the building subsequently became a hotel. The Vincent family were there until the late 1980s; they were followed in the 1990s by J T & M Davies. In 2004 the planning authority gave conditional approval for demolition of the hotel and outbuildings and their replacement by 51 two-bedroomed apartments arranged in three blocks with ancillary structures and landscaping.
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