Bickershaw

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Bickershaw
Saints James and Elizabeth, Bickershaw - geograph.org.uk - 77612.jpg
Saints James and Elizabeth, Bickershaw
Bickershaw is located in Greater Manchester
Bickershaw
Bickershaw
Location within Greater Manchester
Population1,405 (2001)
OS grid referenceSD583055
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWigan
Postcode districtWN2
Dialling code01942
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Greater Manchester
53°30′43″N 2°33′40″W / 53.512°N 2.561°W / 53.512; -2.561Coordinates: 53°30′43″N 2°33′40″W / 53.512°N 2.561°W / 53.512; -2.561

Bickershaw is a village, effectively a suburb of Abram, within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England. Historically in Lancashire, Bickershaw is 3 miles (4.8 km) south-southeast of Wigan.

The Bickershaw Festival was held here in 1972. Today the village is the location of the main entrance/access road to HMP Hindley, a juvenile prison and Young Offenders Institution mainly serving the Northwest UK, although the main building, HMP Hindley, is situated in neighbouring Hindley.

Bickershaw is the birth place of Lord Martin Dearnaley.