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Between 1894 and 1974, Standish-with-Langtree formed an urban district

Standish-with-Langtree was, and to a limited extent remains, a local government district centred on Standish, Lancashire, in North West England. Historically it was an ancient township in the hundred of West Derby and county of Lancashire. This unit was abolished in 1974 following the Local Government Act 1972,[1] the same act which established Greater Manchester.


The township of Standish-with-Langtree was historically one of the ten administrative subdivisions of the ecclesiastical parish of Standish. In 1861, the population of the whole parish was 10,410 with Standish-with-Langtree having 3,054 people.[2]

The township became a local board of health area in 1872 following the Local Government Act of 1858. It became an urban district of the administrative county of Lancashire, after the Local Government Act 1894.[1]

In 1974 under Local Government Reorganisation Act the Urban District was absorbed into Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council.[2]


The area is now represented by the Standish with Langtree ward, an electoral division of Wigan Metropolitan Borough. The population of the Ward, taken at the 2011 census was 12,182.[3]


  1. ^ a b Standish-with-Langtree
  2. ^ a b "Standish Conservation Area Appraisal" (PDF). Wigan Council. December 2006.
  3. ^ "Wigan ward population 2011". Retrieved 11 January 2016.

Coordinates: 53°36′N 2°42′W / 53.6°N 2.7°W / 53.6; -2.7