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Astley, Wigan

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Astley, Wigan

Astley is a settlement within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester, England, variously described as a suburb or a village. Astley lies on flat land to the northwest of the city of Manchester, and is crossed by the Bridgewater Canal and the A580 "East Lancashire Road". It forms a continuous urban area with neighbouring Tyldesley, and is equidistant from Wigan and Manchester city centre, both 8.3 miles away.
Post townMANCHESTER
Administrative CountyWigan
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD7000
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01942
Population11,654
 

Other names by which Astley, Wigan has been known in the past

East Leigh

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

Astley.-- township with ry. sta., Leigh par., SE. Lancash., 8½ miles W. of Manchester, 2685 ac., pop.2669; P.O.

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