Report problems or contribute information
We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.
Click on map to view parish boundaries in detail.
Haigh.-- township and vil., in par. and 2½ miles NE. of Wigan, SW. Lancashire, 2135 ac., pop. 1186; P.O., T.O.
John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)
Local studies information is held at Wigan
Description and Travel
You can see pictures of Haigh which are provided by:
"HAIGH is a township two miles north of Wigan, in that parish, and is one of the most interesting townships therein. Great quantities of cannel coal (mentioned above) is found here, and at Haigh-hall, the beautiful seat of the Earl of Balcarres & Baron Wigan, a summer house is made of it, said to have stood more than a hundred years, and in which ladies may seat themselves without danger to the purity of their most delicate vestures. Various toys are made from cannel, and when formed into boxes, plates, &c. it is susceptible of a polish as fine as black marble. This township contained, by the its census, 1,300 inhabitants."
Royal National and Commercial Directory and Topography of the county of Lancashire - Pigot & Co. 1828
You can see the administrative areas
in which Haigh has been placed at times in the past.
Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Ask for a calculation of the distance from Haigh to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD606089 (Lat/Lon: 53.575204, -2.596506), Haigh which are provided by: