Wigan

 

Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)
Crooke Lock½ furlongs
Martland Mill Pipe Bridge (Water)2 furlongs
Martland Mill Bridge No 49
Martland Mill Road Bridge No 49AAa few yards
Ell Meadow Lock Footbridge¾ furlongs
Ell Meadow Lock No 891 furlong
Ell Meadow Railway Bridge No 49A2 furlongs
Ell Meadow Winding Hole2¾ furlongs
Stadium Way Narrows4 furlongs
Pagefield Lock Footbridge5¾ furlongs
Pagefield Lock No 886 furlongs
Pagefield Pipe Crossing7¼ furlongs
Pagefield Bridge No 49B7½ furlongs
Seven Stars Railway Bridge No 49C1 mile, 2½ furlongs
Seven Stars Bridge No 501 mile, 3 furlongs
Wigan Pier
Wigan Pier Junctiona few yards
Pottery Changeline Bridgea few yards

Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)
Seven Stars Railway Bridge No 49Ca few yards
Seven Stars Bridge No 50¾ furlongs
Wigan Pier
Wigan Pier Junctiona few yards
Pottery Changeline Bridgea few yards
Waterways Office (North West Waterways, Wigan) - Canal & River Trust½ furlongs
Site of Mayor's Boat Yard¾ furlongs
Trencherfield Mill Arm1 furlong
Wigan Bottom Lock Footbridge1 furlong
Wigan Bottom Lock No 871 furlong
Wigan Dry Dock Visitor Moorings1½ furlongs
Henhurst Bridge No 522½ furlongs
Henhurst Lock No 862¾ furlongs
Henhurst Lock Visitor Moorings3 furlongs
River Douglas Aqueduct No 173 furlongs
Westwood Pool Pipe Bridges (Gas Main)3 furlongs
Wigan Junction Turnover Bridge No 52A3¼ furlongs
Wigan Junction

Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch)
Site of Scotsman's Flash Railway Bridgea few yards
Poolstock Bottom Lock Footbridge1 furlong
Poolstock Bottom Lock No 2
Poolstock Water Pipe Bridgea few yards
Poolstock Top Lock Footbridge No 1D½ furlongs
Poolstock Top Lock No 1½ furlongs
Lyons Bridge No 1B2¾ furlongs
Westwood Power Station Cable Bridge No 1A3¼ furlongs
Aireys Footbridge No 13¼ furlongs
Wigan Junction

Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)
Wigan Junction
Railway Bridge No 53D Pipe Bridgea few yards
Railway Bridge No 53D¼ furlongs
Wigan Lock 21 No 85½ furlongs
Railway Bridge No 53B1 furlong
Britannia Bridge No 531½ furlongs
Wigan Lock 20 No 841½ furlongs
Site of Ince Hall Colliery Dock1¾ furlongs
Site of Railway Bridge No 53A2 furlongs
Wigan Lock 19 Footbridge2½ furlongs
Wigan Lock 19 No 832½ furlongs
Wigan Lock 18 Footbridge3¼ furlongs
Wigan Lock 18 No 823¼ furlongs
Whalley's Basin4 furlongs
Junction with former Moss Hall and Ince Hall Collieries Branch4 furlongs
Wigan Lock 17 Footbridge4¼ furlongs
Wigan Lock 17 No 814¼ furlongs
Wigan Lock 16 Footbridge5¼ furlongs
Wigan Lock 16 No 805¼ furlongs
Wigan Lock 15 No 796 furlongs
Rose Bridge No 546½ furlongs
Wigan Lock 14 No 786¾ furlongs
Peel Hall Bridge No 551 mile
Wigan Lock 13 No 771 mile
Wigan Lock 12 No 761 mile, ¾ furlongs
Site of Rose Bridge Colliery Basin1 mile, ¾ furlongs
Wigan Lock 11 No 751 mile, 1¼ furlongs
Wigan Lock 10 No 741 mile, 1½ furlongs
Site of Railway Bridge No 55A1 mile, 1¾ furlongs
Wigan Lock 9 No 731 mile, 2 furlongs
Wigan Lock 8 No 721 mile, 2½ furlongs
Wigan Lock 7 No 711 mile, 3 furlongs
Wigan Lock 6 No 701 mile, 3½ furlongs
Kirkless Hall Bridge No 56
Wigan Lock 5 No 69a few yards
Wigan Lock 4 No 68½ furlongs
Wigan is an area centered on Wigan Pier on the the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan). It is made up of the following places:
On the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) between Wigan Pier and Martland Mill Bridge No 49:
On the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan) between Wigan Pier and Wigan Junction:
On the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) between Wigan Junction and Poolstock Bottom Lock No 2:
On the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds) between Wigan Junction and Kirkless Hall Bridge No 56:
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wigan /ˈwɪɡən/ is a town in Greater Manchester, England. It stands on the River Douglas, 7.9 miles (13 km) south-west of Bolton, 10 miles (16 km) north of Warrington and 16 miles (25.7 km) west-northwest of Manchester. Wigan is the largest settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan and is its administrative centre. The town of Wigan had a total population of 97,000 in 2011, whilst the wider borough has a population of 318,100. Historically in Lancashire, Wigan during classical antiquity was in the territory of the Brigantes, an ancient Celtic tribe that ruled much of northern England. The Brigantes were subjugated in the Roman conquest of Britain during the 1st century, and it is asserted that the Roman settlement of Coccium was established where Wigan lies. Wigan is believed to have been incorporated as a borough in 1246 following the issue of a charter by King Henry III of England. At the end of the Middle Ages it was one of four boroughs in Lancashire possessing Royal charters; the others were Lancaster, Liverpool, and Preston.

During the Industrial Revolution Wigan experienced dramatic economic expansion and a rapid rise in the population. Although porcelain manufacture and clock making had been major industries in the town, Wigan subsequently became known as a major mill town and coal mining district. The first coal mine was established at Wigan in 1450 and at its peak there were 1,000 pit shafts within 5 miles (8 km) of the town centre. Mining was so extensive that one town councillor remarked that "a coal mine in the backyard was not uncommon in Wigan". Coal mining ceased during the latter part of the 20th century.

Wigan Pier, a wharf on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, was made famous by the writer George Orwell. In his book, The Road to Wigan Pier, Orwell highlighted the poor working and living conditions of the local inhabitants during the 1930s. Following the decline of industrial activities in the region, Wigan Pier's collection of warehouses and wharfs became a local heritage centre and cultural quarter. The DW Stadium is home to both Wigan Athletic Football Club and Wigan Warriors Rugby League Football Club, both teams being highly successful in their sports with the former being the 2013 FA Cup winners and the latter being the most successful Rugby League side of all time. Wigan had a Population of 99,391 in 2011 but its Urban Subdivision had a Population of 103,608.

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