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Blackrod, Wigan

Blackrod is a settlement and civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, England. It is 3.9 miles north-northeast of Wigan and 6.6 miles west of Bolton and, according to the United Kingdom Census 2001, has a population of 5,300. Historically a part of Lancashire, Blackrod was once a centre for coal mining
Post townBOLTON
Administrative CountyWigan
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD6110
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 code01942/01204
Population5,300 (2001 Census)

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

Blackrod, township and vil. with ry. sta., Bolton-le-Moors par., N. Lancashire, 5 miles SE. of Chorley by rail, 2388 ac., pop. 4234; P.O., T.O. Cotton spinning and coal mining are carried on.

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