Horwich, Bolton

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Horwich is a town in Bolton

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Horwich within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Horwich in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Horwich, town and townnship wnth ry. sta., Deane par., SE. Lancashire, 17¼ miles NW. of Manchester by rail, 3254 ac., pop. 3761; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; bleaching, dyeing, cotton-spinning, and paper-making, also terra cotta works, are the industries. Coal mines and stone quarries are largely worked, and in the vicinity is one of the reservoirs of the Liverpool waterworks.

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