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Winstanley, Lancashire

Historical Description

Winstanley, a township in Wigan parish, Lancashire, 3½ miles SW by W of Wigan, and 1 mile from Orrell station on the L. & Y.R. It comprises part of Chadwick Green. Post town, Wigan; money order office, Billinge Chapel End; telegraph office, Orrell. Acreage, 1859; population, 568. Winstanley Hall belongs to the Bankes family. There are collieries.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLancashire 
Civil parishWigan 
HundredWest Derby 
Poor Law unionWigan 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Lancashire Archives, have images of the Parish Registers for Lancashire online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Winstanley from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Lancashire is available to browse.


Online maps of Winstanley are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Lancashire newspapers online:

RegionNorth West
Postal districtWN3
Post TownWigan