Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Houghton, West

Houghton, West, township and ry. sta. (West-houghton), Deane par., SE. Lancashire, 5 miles SW. of Bolton, 4341 ac., pop. 9197; P.O., called Westhoughton; has mfrs. of cotton and silk; in the neighbourhood are large collieries.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "township and railway station"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Lancashire AncC
Place names: HOUGHTON     |     HOUGHTON WEST     |     WESTHOUGHTON     |     WEST HOUGHTON
Place: Westhoughton

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