Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Newton in Makerfield or Newton le Willows

Newton in Makerfield or Newton le Willows, market town and par. (ry. sta. Newton Bridge), SW. Lancashire, 15 miles W. of Manchester and 187 miles NW. of London by rail, 3103 ac., pop. 10,580; P.O., T.O., called Newton le Willows, 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. Newton is a borough by prescription, and was represented in Parliament till 1832. The Highlanders were defeated here (1648) by Cromwell. The town has an iron foundry, glass works, paper mills, and a sugar refinery, besides the mfr. of railway trucks for the London and North-Western Railway.


(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

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Feature Description: "market town and parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Newton le Willows Tn/CP       Lancashire AncC
Place names: NEWTON IN MAKERFIELD     |     NEWTON IN MAKERFIELD OR NEWTON LE WILLOWS     |     NEWTON LE WILLOWS
Place: Newton le Willows

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