Worthington, Greater Manchester

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Worthington Manor House
Worthington is located in Greater Manchester
Worthington shown within Greater Manchester
Population 135 (2001)
OS grid reference SD579102
Civil parish
  • Worthington
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WIGAN
Postcode district WN6
Dialling code 01257
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°35′13″N 2°38′10″W / 53.587°N 2.636°W / 53.587; -2.636Coordinates: 53°35′13″N 2°38′10″W / 53.587°N 2.636°W / 53.587; -2.636

Worthington is a civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England, about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Wigan.[1] The parish is very sparsely populated, at the 2001 census having a population of 135,[2] and does not have an active parish council or parish meeting.[3]

It used to have a dyeworks and a colliery. Its parish church is Church of St Wilfrid, Standish. It is also the home of Worthington Hall.

Worthington Reservoir

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.[4]


  1. ^ "Greater Manchester Gazetteer". Greater Manchester County Record Office. Place Names T to W. Retrieved 26 September 2007. 
  2. ^ Census 2001
  3. ^ http://www.wiganmbc.gov.uk/pub/council/agendas/cabinet/020904/report05.htm
  4. ^ "Worthington Lakes". United Utilities. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 

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