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Higher End

For other places with the same name, see Billinge (disambiguation).

Coordinates: 53°31′24″N 2°42′55″W / 53.5233°N 2.7154°W / 53.5233; -2.7154

Higher End
Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SD526032
Metropolitan borough Wigan
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WIGAN
Postcode district WN5
Dialling code 01695/01942/01744
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Makerfield
List of places
Greater Manchester

Higher End or Billinge Higher End is an area of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.


Billinge lies within the historic county boundaries of Lancashire. After being divided into two townships, Billinge Chapel End and Billinge Higher End in the Wigan Poor Law Union, in 1872 Billinge Local Board of Health was established for the area of these two townships and two detached parts of Winstanley township (one known as Blackley Hurst and the other situated in the Carr Mill area, both lying within the area of Billinge Chapel End township).

In 1894 the area of the Local Board (together with the remaining area of Winstanley township) became Billinge Urban District and in 1927 the Urban District was renamed Billinge-and-Winstanley Urban District.

In 1974 most of Billinge Higher End (excepting Billinge Hill)) and most of Winstanley became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester, with Billinge (including the remainder of Winstanley) becoming part of St. Helens Metropolitan Borough in Merseyside.


Adjacent places include:

Billinge Higher End encompasses Longshaw.

Communal facilities


Higher End sits on the B5206. Train services to Wigan town centre, Manchester and Kirkby are available from the nearby Orrell railway station.

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