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Kearsley, Bolton

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Kearsley, Bolton

Kearsley is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, England. It lies about 8 miles northwest of Manchester 4.9 miles south-west of Bury, and about 3+⁄4 miles south of Bolton. It is bounded on the west by Walkden, the east by Whitefield, the north by Farnworth and the south by Clifton. Historically in Lancashire, Kearsley was a township in the ancient ecclesiastical parish of Deane, in the Hundred of Salford. Kearsley was an urban district from 1894 until 1974.
Post townBOLTON
Administrative CountyBolton
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD7505
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01204

Other names by which Kearsley, Bolton has been known in the past


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

Kearsley.-- town, township, and eccl. dist., Deane par., SE. Lancashire, 4 miles SE. of Bolton-eccl. dist. (Kearsley Moor), pop. 2628; town and township, 997 ac., pop. 7253; P.O. at Kearsley Moor; has the Kearsley Paper Mills and large coal mines. At Kearsley Moss large quantities of bog oak have been found.

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