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Platt Bridge, Wigan

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Platt Bridge, Wigan

Platt Bridge is a settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester England, two miles (3 km) south of Wigan town centre along the spine of the A573 road. Historically part of Lancashire, the area is now a residential suburb of Wigan. The first mention of Platt Bridge in documents occurs in 1599. The name comes from "plat" or "platte" meaning a foot-bridge. Platt Bridge borders Abram, Bryn, Bamfurlong, Hindley and Ince-in-Makerfield.
Post townWIGAN
Administrative CountyWigan
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD6002
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

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

Platt Bridge, ry. sta., SW. Lancashire, 2 miles SE. of Wigan; P.O., T.O.

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