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Orrell, Wigan

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Orrell, Wigan

Orrell is a dormitory town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. The centre of the area lies 3 miles to the west of Wigan town centre and serves as a predominantly residential suburb of Wigan. The area is contiguous with the district of Pemberton. Historically in Lancashire, Orrell was a centre of the coal mining industry, though today no evidence of the area's industrial past is present. The electoral ward of Orrell has a population of 11,203.
Post townWIGAN
Administrative CountyWigan
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD5305
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01942
Population11,203 (2001 Census)
 

Orrell, Wigan in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Orrell, town and township (ry. sta. Orrell and Upholland), Wigan par., SW. Lancashire, near Leeds and Liverpool Canal, 3 m. W. of Wigan, 1618 ac., pop. 4299; P.O.; has coal mining, nail making, and cotton mfr.

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