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Hindley, Wigan

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Hindley, Wigan

Hindley is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester, England. Lying three miles (5 km) east of Wigan it covers an area of 1044 hectares. Historically a part of Lancashire, Hindley which includes Hindley Green borders the towns of Ince-in-Makerfield, Atherton and Leigh within Wigan Borough and Westhoughton in Bolton Borough. As of 2001, had a population of 23,457. It forms part of the wider Greater Manchester Urban Area.
Post townWIGAN
Administrative CountyWigan
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD6204
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01942
Population23,457 (2001 census)

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

Hindley, township and. sta., in par. and 2½ miles SE. of Wigan, SW. Lancashire, 2611 ac., pop. 14,715; P.O., T.O.; has extensive coal mines, and is a local government district.

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