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Billinge Higher End

Higher End

Higher End or Billinge Higher End is a district of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England.

Governance

Billinge is in the historic county of Lancashire. After being divided into two townships, Billinge Chapel End and Billinge Higher End in the Wigan Poor Law Union, in 1872 Billinge Local Board of Health was established for the area of these two townships and two detached parts of Winstanley township (one known as Blackley Hurst and the other situated in the Carr Mill area, both lying within the area of Billinge Chapel End township).

In 1894 the area of the Local Board (together with the remaining area of Winstanley township) became Billinge Urban District and in 1927 the Urban District was renamed Billinge-and-Winstanley Urban District.

In 1974 Billinge Higher End and most of Winstanley became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester, with Billinge (including the remainder of Winstanley) becoming part of St. Helens Metropolitan Borough in Merseyside.

Geography

Adjacient places include:

Higher End encompasses Longshaw.

Communal facilities

Transport

Higher End sits on the B5206. Train services to Wigan town centre, Manchester and Kirkby are available from the nearby Orrell railway station.

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