Worthington, Greater Manchester

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Worthington Manor House.JPG
Worthington Manor House
Worthington is located in Greater Manchester
Location within Greater Manchester
Population135 (2001)
OS grid referenceSD579102
Civil parish
  • Worthington
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWIGAN
Postcode districtWN1
Dialling code01257
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°35′13″N 2°38′10″W / 53.587°N 2.636°W / 53.587; -2.636Coordinates: 53°35′13″N 2°38′10″W / 53.587°N 2.636°W / 53.587; -2.636

Worthington is a civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England, about four miles (6.4 km) north of Wigan.[1] The parish is very sparsely populated, at the 2001 census having a population of 135,[2] and does not have an active parish council or parish meeting.[3]

It used to have a dyeworks and a colliery, its parish church is Church of St Wilfrid, Standish. It is also the home of Worthington Hall.

Worthington Reservoir

Worthington Lakes lie within the Douglas Valley to the north of the village; the lakes, actually three reservoirs (Worthington, Arley and Adlington), were built in the mid-1800s to supply Wigan with drinking water. They are fed by the River Douglas, which originates on the moors above Rivington and whose natural course was diverted through a tunnel before the reservoirs were created, as it was not clean enough for drinking water. Today the lakes are part of a 50-acre (20 ha) country park, with a nature reserve and accessible footpaths.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Greater Manchester Gazetteer". Greater Manchester County Record Office. Place Names T to W. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2007.
  2. ^ Census 2001
  3. ^ http://www.wiganmbc.gov.uk/pub/council/agendas/cabinet/020904/report05.htm
  4. ^ "Worthington Lakes". United Utilities. Retrieved 21 October 2012.

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