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Table 1A: List of Places in Wigan Registration District (1837-1974)

Civil Parish

County

From

To

Comments

Abram

Lancashire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (b).

Ashton in Makerfield

Lancashire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (b).

Aspull

Lancashire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (b).

Billinge & Winstanley

Lancashire

1924

1936

Created 1.4.1924 from the parishes of Billinge Higher End, Billinge Chapel End, and Winstanley. See also Table 2, note (b).

Billinge Chapel End

Lancashire

1837

1924

Abolished 1.4.1924 to become part of the parish of Billinge & Winstanley.

Billinge Higher End

Lancashire

1837

1924

Abolished 1.4.1924 to become part of the parish of Billinge & Winstanley.

Blackrod

Lancashire

1837

1935

See Table 2, note (a).

Dalton

Lancashire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (b).

Haigh

Lancashire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (b).

Hindley

Lancashire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (b).

Ince in Makerfield

Lancashire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (b).

Orrell

Lancashire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (b).

Parbold

Lancashire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (b).

Pemberton

Lancashire

1837

1920

Abolished 1.4.1920 to become part of the parish of Wigan.

Shevington

Lancashire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (b).

Standish with Langtree

Lancashire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (b).

Upholland

Lancashire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (b).

Wigan

Lancashire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of the Wigan unparished area.

Winstanley

Lancashire

1837

1924

Abolished 1.4.1924 to become part of the parish of Billinge & Winstanley.

Worthington

Lancashire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (b).

Wrightington

Lancashire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (b).


Table 1B: List of Places in Wigan Registration District (1974-95)

All the areas in Wigan registration district became part of the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974

Civil Parish
(*or Unparished Area)

County

From

To

Comments

Haigh

Greater Manchester

1974

1995

See Table 2, notes (c) and (i).

Shevington

Greater Manchester

1974

1995

See Table 2, notes (c), (d) and (i).

Wigan*

Greater Manchester

1974

1995

That part of the unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the parishes of Abram, Aspull, Hindley, Ince in Makerfield, Orrell, Standish with Langtree, Wigan, and parts of the parishes of Ashton in Makerfield, Billinge & Winstanley, and Golborne. See also Table 2, notes (c) to (i).

Worthington

Greater Manchester

1974

1995

See Table 2, notes (c) and (i).


Table 2: Boundary Changes affecting Wigan Registration District

Date of Change

Note

Description of Change

Population transferred

1.10.1935

(a)

Lost the parish of Blackrod to Horwich registration district.

3599 in 1931

1.7.1936

(b)

Lost the parishes of Abram, Ashton in Makerfield, Aspull, Billinge & Winstanley, Dalton, Haigh, Hindley, Ince in Makerfield, Orrell, Parbold, Shevington, Standish with Langtree, Upholland, Worthington, and Wrightington, to Ince registration district.

108844 in 1931

1.4.1974

(c)

Gained part of the Wigan unparished area (which until 1.4.1974 formed the parishes of Abram, Ashton in Makerfield, Aspull, Billinge Higher End, Hindley, Ince in Makerfield, Orrell, and Standish with Langtree), and the parishes of Haigh, Shevington, and Worthington, from Ince registration district.

1.4.1982

(d)

Lost part of the parish of Shevington (which became part of the parish of Wrightington on 1.4.1982) to West Lancashire registration district.

45 in 1981

1.4.1994

(e)

Lost parts of the Wigan unparished area (which became parts of the parishes of Billinge Chapel End and Rainford, and parts of the St. Helens unparished area) to St. Helens registration district.

 

(f)

Gained parts of the Wigan unparished area (which until 1.4.1994 formed parts of the parishes of Billinge Chapel End and Seneley Green, and parts of the St. Helens unparished area) from St. Helens registration district.

 

(g)

Lost part of the parish of Shevington, and part of the Wigan unparished area (which became parts of the parish of Wrightington on 1.4.1994) to West Lancashire registration district.

 

(h)

Gained part of the parish of Shevington, and parts of the Wigan unparished area (of which until 1.4.1994 formed parts of the parish of Wrightington) from West Lancashire registration district.

 

1.8.1995 (abolished)

(i)

Lost the part in the Wigan unparished area, and the parishes of Haigh, Shevington, and Worthington, to Wigan & Leigh registration district.



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