Sell your House Fast in Wigan
National Homebuyers employ a dedicated purchasing team of extremely talented local markets experts covering Wigan and the surrounding area.
If you are looking to sell your house fast in Wigan, National Homebuyers are always interested in buying houses in Wigan. For a fast, specific, no obligation valuation of your home, contact National Homebuyers’ Wigan team by telephone on 08000 443 911 or Request a Call Back icons above or fill out our online form now in order to Get A Cash Offer to buy your house in Wigan.
Regardless of where your property is located we buy any house anywhere in the UK.
Lying on the River Douglas, 7.9 miles southwest of Bolton and 10 miles north of Warrington, Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester. The largest settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, it’s also the borough’s administrative centre. The town of Wigan has a total population of just under 100,000, whilst the wider borough has a population of 318,100.
Wigan House Prices & Redevelopment
While the housing market in Wigan has recently shown promising signs of improvement, there are fears that the new restrictions introduced by the Bank of England, combined with the inevitable and ever more imminent rise in the base rate of interest will choke off the green shoots that have emerged as of late.
Wigan town centre is soon to receive a £60m revamp which will be known as the Makinson Quarter. The Galleries shopping centre will be remodelled and a new leisure hub that incorporates a cinema, gym, restaurants, bars and cafes will centre on a brand new square. The Wigan Pier Quarter is currently the central focus of a decade long regeneration project that began in 2006.
Wigan Culture & Economy
Wigan once dominated the cotton industry in Britain but, following a brief boom period after World War II, Wigan’s textile industry went bust during the subsequent economic slump. However, the overall manufacturing sector, particularly the engineering industry, did not suffer in the same manner and, in fact, 18.8% of the local active workforce still work in manufacturing, making it the second largest area of employment in Wigan, second only to the service and wholesale sector.
Wigan boasts a total of 216 listed buildings, 20 of which are Grade II. One of these twenty, Mab’s Cross, is also a Scheduled Monument. Other sites of interest in Wigan include Haigh Hall, the former Town Hall, Mesnes Park, the Museum of Wigan Life, Wigan’s war memorial which marks the site where Sir Thomas Tyldesley lost his life during the Battle of Wigan Lane in 1651, Trencherfield Mill and Rick Kirby’s The Face of Wigan sculpture in the town centre. Wigan also enjoys something of a minor tourism industry as a response to George Orwell’s Road to Wigan Pier.
Wigan Tradition & History
Having been located within the territorial boundaries of the Brigante tribe, while there is evidence of light settlement by the Britons, the Wigan area is believed to have first been extensively settled by the Romans, who are thought to have constructed the town of Coccium there. In fact the parish church has been found to be constructed on a former Mithraic temple.
As well as being controlled by the Northumbrians and later the Mercians, during the Anglo-Saxon period, the area also saw a large influx of Nordic refugees, who fled Ireland in the 10th Century. Despite several vicissitudes in the subsequent centuries, perhaps most notably during the English Civil War, it was still “a pretty market town built of stone and brick” when Celia Fiennes visited the town in 1698.
As with many other British towns, particularly in the North of England, Wigan experienced incredible economic growth during the 18th Century, when it became an important mill town and a centre for coal production, engineering and textiles. The construction of the Douglas Navigation and, later, the diversion of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, augmented this rapid period of expansion, as did the arrival of the railways in the 1830s.
National Homebuyers Wigan
National Homebuyers buy homes for cash in Wigan. We buy any house in Wigan, regardless of condition or location and we will buy your house in Wigan in a timescale that suits you. Unlike other companies that buy houses, we are direct cash buyers and can therefore offer an unparalleled quick house sale service that is chain, stress and hassle free. Contact National Homebuyers’ Wigan team by telephone on 08000 443 911 or Request a Call Back icons above or fill out the online form now in order to Get A Cash Offer to buy your house in Wigan.