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Horwich, Bolton

Horwich is a town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, England. Historically in Lancashire, it is 5.3 miles southeast of Chorley, 5.8 miles northwest of Bolton and 20 miles northwest from the city of Manchester. It lies at the southern edge of the West Pennine Moors with the M61 motorway close to the south and west. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, Horwich had a population of 19,312. Horwich emerged in the Middle Ages as a hunting chase.
Post townBOLTON
Administrative CountyBolton
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD6311
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01204
Population19,312 (2001 Census)

Horwich, Bolton in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Horwich, town and townnship wnth ry. sta., Deane par., SE. Lancashire, 17¼ miles NW. of Manchester by rail, 3254 ac., pop. 3761; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; bleaching, dyeing, cotton-spinning, and paper-making, also terra cotta works, are the industries. Coal mines and stone quarries are largely worked, and in the vicinity is one of the reservoirs of the Liverpool waterworks.

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