Place:Tonge (near Bolton), Lancashire, England

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NameTonge (near Bolton)
Alt namesTonge
Tonge with Haulghsource: Wikipedia
Tonge Foldsource: Wikipedia
TypeSuburb
Coordinates53.581°N 2.405°W
Located inLancashire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBolton Rural, Lancashire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1898
Bolton, Lancashire, Englandborough in which it was situated 1898-1974
Bolton (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


NOTE: There is also Tonge (near Middleton), now in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Tonge is now an outlying area of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, England. The name is supposed to be derived from the Old English "tang" or "twang" meaning a fork in a river. Tonge comprises two areas, namely Tonge Fold and Tonge Moor. Tonge Fold sits upon the River Tonge, a region of whose banks is a geological site of special scientific interest (SSSI).

Prior to 1974 Tonge was a part of Lancashire. It was once part of the township of Tonge with Haulgh. By the end of the 19th century Tonge was home to a coal mine.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Tonge with Haulgh. The article outlines more of the history of the area.

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