West Leigh  Lancashire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described West Leigh like this:

Leigh, West (or Westleigh), township and ry. sta., Leigh par., SW. Lancashire, wholly in town of Leigh, 1883 ac., pop. 7848; P.O.; the station is 7 miles SW. of Bolton.

West Leigh through time

West Leigh is now part of Wigan district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wigan has changed over two centuries. For statistics about West Leigh itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of West Leigh, in Wigan and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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