Place:Westleigh, Lancashire, England

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NameWestleigh
TypeTownship, Suburb
Coordinates53.5°N 2.517°W
Located inLancashire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
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
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Westleigh 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 Pennington and Bedford merged to form the town of Leigh in 1875.

The township had a significant coal mining industry from before 1850 until at least 1920. There were also at least three cotton mills in the township. (source:Wikipedia)

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