Hindley Green

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Hindley Green
Hindley Green is located in Greater Manchester
Hindley Green
Hindley Green
Location within Greater Manchester
Population11,186 [1]
OS grid referenceSD637032
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWIGAN
Postcode districtWN2
Dialling code01942
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
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 and two 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.

It’s also the site of an award-winning creative design studio (NW Design) which is supported by entrepreneur and ex-Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis [15][circular reference].

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.[16]
  • Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Hindley Green, founded in 1932.[17] 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.[16][18]
  • Hindley Green Family Church which meets at the Bethel community centre.[19]


In March 2011, Wigan granted permission to build the UK's first zero-energy business park[citation needed]. The £2.7 million scheme created around 21,000 sq ft (2,000 m2) of office space at Swan Lane, Hindley Green Industrial Estate. The tenants are not required to pay gas, electric or water costs because of the zero carbon technologies used such as wind turbines and rainwater collection.[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Census 2011
  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. Archived from the original on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Some Changes on Hindley Green". Church of Saint John. Archived from the original on 3 January 2010. 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. Wigan Council. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  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 23 November 2009
  12. ^ Hindley Green St John's Primary, wigan.sch.uk, retrieved 23 November 2009
  13. ^ Sacred Heart Primary, wigan.sch.uk, retrieved 23 November 2009
  14. ^ "Hindley Green Football Club". Hindley Green FC. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  15. ^ "Theo Paphitis". Entrepreneur.
  16. ^ a b William Farrer & J. Brownbill (editors) (1911). "Townships: Hindley". A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4. Retrieved 21 November 2009.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  17. ^ Phil Stringer (12 May 2009). "Sacred Heart of Jesus, Hindley Green - Roman Catholic". Lancashire Genealogy. GENUKI. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  18. ^ "Churches". Hindley Green Residents Association. 2008. Archived from the original on 20 February 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  19. ^ "Welcome to Hindley Green Family Church". Hindley Green Family Church. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  20. ^ "Go-ahead for Zero Energy Business Park in Wigan". Retrieved 4 March 2011.