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Lowton, Wigan

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Lowton, Wigan

Lowton is a settlement within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, variously described as a suburb or a village. It is around 2 miles from Leigh, 7 miles south of Wigan and 11.0 miles west of Manchester. The settlement lies across the A580 East Lancashire Road. Historically a part of Lancashire, Lowton's early history is marked by its presence of Byrom Manor, the ancestral home of Byroms, the family that included poet John Byrom, who invented a system of shorthand.
Administrative CountyWigan
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSJ6297
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01942 / 01925

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

Lowton.-- par. and vil. with ry. sta., SW. Lancashire, 6 miles N. of Warrington, 1830 ac., pop. 2357; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is the seat of Lowton Hall.

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