Worthington, Greater Manchester
Worthington Manor House
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Worthington is a civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England, about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Wigan. The parish is very sparsely populated, at the 2001 census having a population of 135, and does not have an active parish council or parish meeting.
Worthington Lakes lie within the Douglas Valley to the north of the village. The lakes, actually three reservoirs (Worthington, Arley and Adlington), were built in the mid-1800s to supply Wigan with drinking water. They are fed by the River Douglas which originates on the moors above Rivington and whose natural course was diverted through a tunnel before the reservoirs were created. Today the lakes are part of a 50-acre country park, with a nature reserve and accessible footpaths.
- "Greater Manchester Gazetteer". Greater Manchester County Record Office. Place Names T to W. Retrieved 26 September 2007.
- Census 2001
- "Worthington Lakes". United Utilities. Retrieved 2012-10-21.
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