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Where is Westhoughton?

Westhoughton is located in the county of Greater Manchester, North West England, two miles north-west of the town of Atherton, four miles south-west of the major town of Bolton, 146 miles north of Cardiff, 168 miles south of Edinburgh, and 173 miles north-west of London. Westhoughton lies four miles south of the Lancashire border, and was historically in the county of Lancashire. Westhoughton falls within the metropolitan district council of Bolton. It is in the BL5 postcode district. The post town for Westhoughton is Bolton.

Westhoughton on a map

Map showing extent of Westhoughton as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Westhoughton
Map showing location of Westhoughton within the UK
Location of Westhoughton within the UK

Which county is Westhoughton in?

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

Ceremonial CountyGreater Manchester
Historic CountyLancashire

Where is Westhoughton in Greater Manchester?

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

Map showing location of Westhoughton within Greater Manchester
Location of Westhoughton within Greater Manchester

What is the postcode for Westhoughton?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Westhoughton is BL5 3AG.

Where is Westhoughton in BL5?

Westhoughton is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the BL5 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the BL5 postcode district.

Map showing location of Westhoughton within BL5
Location of Westhoughton within BL5

What is the post town for Westhoughton?

The post town for Westhoughton is Bolton. Westhoughton is in the BL5 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Bolton.

What is the latitude and longitude of Westhoughton?

The centre of Westhoughton is located at position 53.54892° latitude and -2.52274° longitude.

Latitude53.54892°
Longitude-2.52274°

What is the easting and northing of Westhoughton?

The centre of Westhoughton is located at the grid reference easting 365462 and northing 405936 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting365462
Northing405936

What are the nearest towns to Westhoughton?

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

north-west
2m
Westhoughton is 2 miles north-west of Atherton
north-east
3m
Westhoughton is 3 miles north-east of Hindley
north-west
3m
Westhoughton is 3 miles north-west of Tyldesley
north
4m
Westhoughton is 4 miles north of Leigh
south
4m
Westhoughton is 4 miles south of Horwich
east
4m
Westhoughton is 4 miles east of Ince-in-Makerfield
south-west
4m
Westhoughton is 4 miles south-west of Bolton
east
4m
Westhoughton is 4 miles east of Wigan
west
5m
Westhoughton is 5 miles west of Farnworth
west
5m
Westhoughton is 5 miles west of Walkden

What are the nearest cities to Westhoughton?

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

north-west
11m
Westhoughton is 11 miles north-west of Salford
north-west
12m
Westhoughton is 12 miles north-west of Manchester
south-east
16m
Westhoughton is 16 miles south-east of Preston
north-east
21m
Westhoughton is 21 miles north-east of Liverpool
north-east
29m
Westhoughton is 29 miles north-east of Chester
south-west
36m
Westhoughton is 36 miles south-west of Bradford
south
37m
Westhoughton is 37 miles south of Lancaster
north
39m
Westhoughton is 39 miles north of Stoke-on-Trent
north-east
43m
Westhoughton is 43 miles north-east of St Asaph
west
43m
Westhoughton is 43 miles west of Wakefield

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