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Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan

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Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan

Ashton-in-Makerfield is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester . It is situated 4.2 miles south of Wigan, 7 miles north-northwest of Warrington, 15.1 miles east-northeast of Liverpool and 16 miles west of the city of Manchester. In 2001 it had a population of 28,505. Historically a part of Lancashire, Ashton-in Makerfield was anciently a township in the parish of Newton- in Makerfield (as Newton le Willows was once known) Winwick and hundred of West Derby.
Post townWIGAN
Administrative CountyWigan
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSJ5799
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01942
Population28,505 (2001 census)

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