Hindley Green

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Hindley Green
Hindley Green is located in Greater Manchester
Hindley Green
Hindley Green
Hindley Green shown within Greater Manchester
Population 13,854 [1]
OS grid reference SD637032
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WIGAN
Postcode district WN2
Dialling code 01942
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°31′29″N 2°32′47″W / 53.5248°N 2.5464°W / 53.5248; -2.5464Coordinates: 53°31′29″N 2°32′47″W / 53.5248°N 2.5464°W / 53.5248; -2.5464

Hindley Green is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester, England. The population of the village had decreased to 11,186 at the 2011 Census.[2] The village lies to the east of Hindley and is centred on the A577 Atherton Road to its boundary with Leigh.[3]


Since 1852 Hindley Green has had 14 coal pits.[4] Hindley Green railway station was opened in 1864 and closed in 1961.[5] It was situated on Leigh Road.

Hindley Green was also the site of a Turner Brothers Asbestos factory which opened in 1949.[6] Asbestos caused many chronic industrial diseases leading to payouts for those affected.[7]


Hindley Green forms one of the twenty-five wards of the metropolitan borough. Each ward returns three councillors to the seventy-five member Wigan Council. Councillors have a four-year term of office, with elections held in three years out of four. Of the three ward councillors there is one Labour, one Community Action Party, while the other is an independent.[8] The council is controlled by the Labour Party which enjoys a large majority.[9]

The area forms part of the Wigan Division of the Greater Manchester Police. Hindley Green is one of five communities (the others being Abram, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Bryn and Hindley) served by the Hindley Neighbourhood Policing Team, based at Bamfurlong Police Station.[10]


There are three primary schools in the area: Hindley Green Community Primary School,[11] St John's Church of England Primary School[12] and Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School.[13]

Local facilities[edit]

Hindley Green is served well by a number of church run clubs including scouts, guides, rangers, boys brigade, slimming world and various fitness groups.

There is also a thriving football club,[14] as well as a couple of local shops, a post office, a restaurant, a couple of takeaways and a couple of public houses.

Religious sites[edit]

Hindley Green has four churches:

  • St.John the Evangelist Church of England. The church was established in 1903, the area having previously formed part of the parish of Hindley.[15]
  • Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Hindley Green, founded in 1932.[16] Father Gordon was the priest from the 70s to the millennium.
  • Hindley Green Methodist Church, originally known as the Brunswick Chapel, was opened in 1855.[15][17]
  • Hindley Green Family Church which meets at the Bethel community centre.[18]


In March 2011 Wigan granted permission to build the UK's first zero-energy business park[citation needed]. The £2.7 million scheme will create around 21,000 sq ft (2,000 m2) of office space at Swan Lane, Hindley Green Industrial Estate. The tenants will not be required to pay gas, electric or water costs because of the zero carbon technologies used such as wind turbines and rainwater collection.[19]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Area: Hindley Green (Ward): Key Figures for 2001 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Village population 2011". Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Hindley Township Boundaries". Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Hindley Green Residents Association – "Old Facts"". Hindley Green Residents Association. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Some Changes on Hindley Green". Church of Saint John. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Chronology of Company Development from 1920 to 1972". Graces Guide. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Asbestos payouts secured". Wigan Today. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Councillor Details". Wigan Council. Archived from the original on 24 November 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "Local Election Results - Summary of Seats". Wigan Council. 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "Your Neighbourhood Area Policing Team". Greater Manchester Police Wigan Division. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  11. ^ Hindley Green Primary, wigan.sch.uk, retrieved 2009-11-23 
  12. ^ Hindley Green St John's Primary, wigan.sch.uk, retrieved 2009-11-23 
  13. ^ Sacred Heart Primary, wigan.sch.uk, retrieved 2009-11-23 
  14. ^ "Hindley Green Football Club". Hindley Green FC. Retrieved 11 Nov 2015. 
  15. ^ a b William Farrer & J. Brownbill (editors) (1911). "Townships: Hindley". A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  16. ^ Phil Stringer (12 May 2009). "Sacred Heart of Jesus, Hindley Green - Roman Catholic". Lancashire Genealogy. GENUKI. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  17. ^ "Churches". Hindley Green Residents Association. 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  18. ^ "Welcome to Hindley Green Family Church". Hindley Green Family Church. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  19. ^ "Go-ahead for Zero Energy Business Park in Wigan". Retrieved 4 March 2011.