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Bryn, Wigan

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Bryn, Wigan

Bryn (which is Welsh for hill) is a component ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England. It is part of the larger town of Ashton-in-Makerfield and is geographically indistinguishable from it. It forms a separate local council ward. Served by Bryn railway station, Bryn is home to the Three Sisters Recreation Area which has been created from three large spoil tips which remain from Bryn's role in Lancashire's coal mining past.
Post townWIGAN[1]
Administrative CountyWigan
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD5600
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
Population12,436 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Bryn, Wigan has been known in the past

Brynn

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

Brynn, sta. on London and North-Western Ry., 3½ miles S. of Wigan, SW. Lancashire.

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