Place:Pennington (near Leigh), Lancashire, England

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NamePennington (near Leigh)
Alt namesPennington
Pennigetunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 156
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.483°N 2.517°W
Located inLancashire, England
Also located inGreater Manchester, England    
See alsoWigan (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been part since 1974
Leigh, Lancashire, Englandmunicipal borough of which it was part 1894-1974
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Pennington is now a suburb of Leigh, in Wigan, Greater Manchester. It originated as 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.

After 1800 the township of was dominated by the textile industry which developed from handloom weaving which had developed as a cottage industry.

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