Wingates is a small settlement located, since 1974, in the town of Westhoughton, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. The name is believed to mean 'a gate for the wind', and it seems likely as this is in an exposed position above Westhoughton. It has also been known as Win-yate and Windyates. Prior to 1974 it was part of Lancashire. Wingates lies mainly along the A6 road between Blackrod and Walkden.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Wingates.