Place:Shevington, Lancashire, England

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NameShevington
TypeVillage
Coordinates53.567°N 2.683°W
Located inLancashire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoWigan Rural, Lancashire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Wigan (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
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Shevington is a village and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England.

Lying within the historic county boundaries of Lancashire, Shevington lies approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) from Wigan town centre and at the 2001 UK census had a population of 9,786.

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Anciently Shevington lay in the hundred of Leyland in Lancashire, it was a township in the parish of Standish and in 1837 became part of the Poor Law Union of Wigan. In 1894 under the Local Government Act the village achieved the status of a parish council which included Shevington Vale, part of Appley Bridge, Shevington Moor and Crooke within its ancient boundaries defined by the Calico Brook, Almond Brook, Mill Brook and the River Douglas. Since local government reforms which took place in 1974, Shevington has formed part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan of Greater Manchester, having previously been part of the administrative county of Lancashire.

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