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Standish, Wigan

Standish is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England. Historically in Lancashire, it is located on the A49 road between the towns of Chorley and Wigan, a short distance from Junction 27 of the M6 motorway. Standish once had a railway station on the West Coast Main Line, but it closed in May 1949. Victoria Colliery has closed and has become a housing estate. The Church of St Wilfrid is a Grade I listed parish church, lying within the locality.
Post townWIGAN
Administrative CountyWigan
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD5610
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01257

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

Standish, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta., Lancashire - par., 15,377ac., pop. 13,526; township (Standish with Langtree), 3265 ac., pop. 4261; vil., 3½ miles NW. of Wigan; P.O., T.O.; has the Standish Mills, paperworks; large coal mines; and Standish. Park, seat.

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