Where is Gathurst?

Gathurst is located in the county of Greater Manchester, North West England, two miles south-west of the town of Standish, three miles west of the major town of Wigan, 145 miles north of Cardiff, 167 miles south of Edinburgh, and 178 miles north-west of London. Gathurst lies just south of the Lancashire border, and was historically in the county of Lancashire. Gathurst falls within the metropolitan district council of Wigan. It is in the WN6 postcode district. The post town for Gathurst is Wigan.

Gathurst on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Gathurst
Location of Gathurst within the UK

Which county is Gathurst in?

Gathurst is in the ceremonial county of Greater Manchester, and the historic county of Lancashire.

Ceremonial CountyGreater Manchester
Historic CountyLancashire

Where is Gathurst in Greater Manchester?

Gathurst is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Greater Manchester, and towards the westernmost extremity of Greater Manchester.

Location of Gathurst within Greater Manchester

What is the postcode for Gathurst?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Gathurst is WN6 8JB.

Where is Gathurst in WN6?

Gathurst is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the WN6 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the WN6 postcode district.

Location of Gathurst within WN6

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What is the post town for Gathurst?

The post town for Gathurst is Wigan. Gathurst is in the WN6 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Wigan.

What is the latitude and longitude of Gathurst?

The centre of Gathurst is located at position 53.56036° latitude and -2.69569° longitude.

Latitude53.56036°
Longitude-2.69569°

What is the easting and northing of Gathurst?

The centre of Gathurst is located at the grid reference easting 354015 and northing 407308 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting354015
Northing407308

What are the nearest towns to Gathurst?

Position of Gathurst relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Gathurst to the centre of the town.

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Gathurst is 2 miles south-west of Standish
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Gathurst is 3 miles west of Wigan
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Gathurst is 3 miles east of Skelmersdale
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Gathurst is 4 miles north-west of Ince-in-Makerfield
5m
Gathurst is 5 miles north of Billinge
5m
Gathurst is 5 miles west of Hindley
5m
Gathurst is 5 miles north-west of Ashton-in-Makerfield
6m
Gathurst is 6 miles north-east of Rainford
6m
Gathurst is 6 miles south-west of Adlington
7m
Gathurst is 7 miles north of Haydock

What are the nearest cities to Gathurst?

Position of Gathurst relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Gathurst to the centre of the city.

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Gathurst is 14 miles south of Preston
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Gathurst is 16 miles north-east of Liverpool
17m
Gathurst is 17 miles west of Salford
19m
Gathurst is 19 miles west of Manchester
27m
Gathurst is 27 miles north of Chester
34m
Gathurst is 34 miles south of Lancaster
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Gathurst is 37 miles north-east of St Asaph
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Gathurst is 42 miles west of Bradford
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Gathurst is 43 miles north-west of Stoke-on-Trent
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Gathurst is 50 miles west of Leeds

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