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Golborne, Wigan

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Golborne, Wigan

Golborne is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England. It lies 5.4 miles south-southeast of Wigan, 6.1 miles northeast of Warrington and 13.8 miles to the west of the city of Manchester. It has a population of 23,119. Historically a part of Lancashire, Golborne owes most of its growth to the mining and textile industry. There was also significant agricultural activity in the village, and many farms still belong to the families who originally owned them.
Administrative CountyWigan
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSJ6197
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01925
Population23,119 (2001 census)

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

Golborne, par. and vil. with ry. sta., SW. Lancashire, 5½ miles SE. of Wigan, 1679 ac., pop. 4502; P.O., T.O.; 1 m. S. of vil. is the seat of Golborne Hall.

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