Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Ashton-in-Makerfield

Ashton-in-Makerfield, town, par., and township, SW. Lancashire, 2½ miles NW. of Newton Bridge ry. sta. and 7 miles NW. of Warrington -- par., 8659 ac., pop. 15,687; township, 6250 ac., pop. 9824; P.O., T.O. Extensive collieries, cotton-mills, and potteries are here. The township has long been famous for the mfr. of hinges, locks, files, and nails.


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

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Feature Description: "town, parish, and township"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Ashton in Makerfield CP/Ch       Lancashire AncC
Place: Ashton in Makerfield

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