or Billinge Higher End
is a district of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan
, in Greater Manchester
Billinge is in the historic county
. 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.
Adjacient places include:
Higher End encompasses Longshaw.
Higher End sits on the B5206
. Train services to Wigan
town centre, Manchester
are available from the nearby Orrell railway station