Horwich

Horwich

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Horwich is a town and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, England. It is 5.3 miles southeast of Chorley, 5.8 miles northwest of Bolton and 20 miles northwest from the city of Manchester. It lies at the southern edge of the West Pennine Moors with the M61 motorway close to the south and west. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, Horwich had a population of 19,312. Historically within Lancashire, Horwich emerged in the Middle Ages as a hunting chase. Streams flowing from the moors were harnessed to provide power for bleachworks and other industry at the start of the Industrial Revolution. The textile industry became a major employer and after 1884 the construction of the railway works caused the population of the town to increase dramatically.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135720805
  • 9786135720808