Where is Leigh?

Leigh is located in the county of Greater Manchester, North West England, two miles south-west of the town of Atherton, six miles south-east of the major town of Wigan, 142 miles north of Cardiff, and 170 miles north-west of London. Leigh lies roughly one mile north of the Cheshire border, and was historically in the county of Lancashire. Leigh falls within the unitary authority of Reading. It is in the WN7 postcode district. The post town for Leigh is Leigh.

Leigh on a map

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

Which county is Leigh in?

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

Ceremonial CountyGreater Manchester
Historic CountyLancashire

Where is Leigh in Greater Manchester?

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

Location of Leigh within Greater Manchester

What is the postcode for Leigh?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Leigh is WN7 1EE.

Where is Leigh in WN7?

Leigh is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the WN7 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the WN7 postcode district.

Location of Leigh within WN7

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What is the post town for Leigh?

The post town for Leigh is Leigh. Leigh is in the WN7 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Leigh.

What is the latitude and longitude of Leigh?

The centre of Leigh is located at position 53.49735° latitude and -2.51884° longitude.

Latitude53.49735°
Longitude-2.51884°

What is the easting and northing of Leigh?

The centre of Leigh is located at the grid reference easting 365679 and northing 400198 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting365679
Northing400198

What are the nearest towns to Leigh?

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

2m
Leigh is 2 miles south-west of Atherton
2m
Leigh is 2 miles south-west of Tyldesley
4m
Leigh is 4 miles south of Westhoughton
4m
Leigh is 4 miles north-east of Golborne
4m
Leigh is 4 miles south-east of Hindley
5m
Leigh is 5 miles south-east of Ince-in-Makerfield
5m
Leigh is 5 miles east of Ashton-in-Makerfield
5m
Leigh is 5 miles west of Walkden
5m
Leigh is 5 miles north-west of Irlam
5m
Leigh is 5 miles west of Worsley

What are the nearest cities to Leigh?

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

9m
Leigh is 9 miles west of Salford
11m
Leigh is 11 miles west of Manchester
20m
Leigh is 20 miles south of Preston
20m
Leigh is 20 miles east of Liverpool
26m
Leigh is 26 miles north-east of Chester
36m
Leigh is 36 miles north-west of Stoke-on-Trent
37m
Leigh is 37 miles south-west of Bradford
40m
Leigh is 40 miles south of Lancaster
42m
Leigh is 42 miles north-east of St Asaph
44m
Leigh is 44 miles west of Wakefield