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Pemberton, Wigan

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Pemberton, Wigan

Pemberton is a district of Wigan, and an electoral ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on the southwestern bank of the River Douglas, contiguous to Wigan's town centre, and east of the M6 motorway. The area today serves as a predominantly residential suburb along with the adjoining area of Orrell and as a ward has a population of 13,638. Historically a part of Lancashire, Pemberton was formerly a township and parish in the hundred of West Derby.
Post townWIGAN
Administrative CountyWigan
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD5504
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01942
Population13,638 (2001 Census)

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

Pemberton, town and township with ry. sta., Wigan par., SW. Lancashire, 2½ miles W. of Wigan, 2894 ac., pop. 13,762; P.O., T.O.; has brickworks and cotton mills; coal mines are in the neighbourhood.

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