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Pennington, a suburb of Leigh, Greater Manchester is one of six townships in the ancient ecclesiastical parish of Leigh, that with Westleigh and Bedford merged to form the town of Leigh in 1875. The township of Pennington covered most of Leigh's town centre.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Greater Manchester|
Pennington, Wigan in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Pennington, township and ry. sta., Leigh par., SW. Lancashire, wholly in town of Leigh, and 1½ mile S. of West Leigh sta., 1483 ac., pop. 6640.
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