Billinge and Winstanley Urban District

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For other places with the same name, see Billinge (disambiguation).

Coordinates: 53°30′29″N 2°40′37″W / 53.508°N 2.677°W / 53.508; -2.677

(from 1927 Billinge and Winstanley)
 - 1911 4,596 acres (18.60 km2)
 - 1961 4,596 acres (18.60 km2)
 - 1901 4,232
 - 1971 11,389
 - Created 1894
 - Abolished 1974
 - Succeeded by Metropolitan Borough of St Helens
Metropolitan Borough of Wigan
Status Urban district

Billinge (from 1927 Billinge and Winstanley) was, from 1894 to 1974, a local government district in the administrative county of Lancashire, England.

The Billinge urban district was created in 1894 by the Local Government Act 1894, consisting of the parishes of Billinge Chapel End, Billinge Higher End and Winstanley. The parishes were abolished in 1924[1] and the district was renamed Billinge and Winstanley on 5 May 1927.[2]

The urban district was abolished in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972, with Billinge made part of the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens in Merseyside and most of the rest of the urban district was incorporated into the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester.[3]


  1. ^ Vision of Britain[dead link] - Billinge UD (historic map[dead link])
  2. ^ Great Britain Historical GIS Project (2004). "Billinge and Winstanley UD through time. Census tables with data for the Local Government District". A vision of Britain through time. University of Portsmouth. 
  3. ^ "Greater Manchester Gazetteer". Greater Manchester County Record Office. Places names - B. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011.