Place:Blackrod, Lancashire, England

TypeUrban district
Coordinates53.6°N 2.6°W
Located inLancashire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBolton (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough of whih it has been part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Blackrod is, since 1974, a settlement and civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, England. It is 3.9 miles (6.3 km) north-northeast of Wigan and 6.6 miles (10.6 km) west of Bolton and had a population of 5,300 according to the United Kingdom Census of 2001.

Prior to 1974 Blackrod was an urban district in Lancashire, England and was a centre for coal mining. It was part of the ancient parish of Bolton-le-Moors.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Blackrod.

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