Atherton (pop. 20,300) is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England and historically a part of Lancashire. It is 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Wigan, 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Leigh, and 10.7 miles (17.2 km) northwest of Manchester. For about 300 years from the 17th century Atherton was referred to as Chowbent, which was frequently shortened to Bent, the town's old nickname.

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  • Atherton (pop. 20,300) is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England and historically a part of Lancashire. It is 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Wigan, 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Leigh, and 10.7 miles (17.2 km) northwest of Manchester. For about 300 years from the 17th century Atherton was referred to as Chowbent, which was frequently shortened to Bent, the town's old nickname. Along with neighbouring Shakerley, Atherton has been associated with coal mining and nail manufacture since the 14th century, encouraged by its outcrops of coal. At the beginning of the 20th century the town was described as "the centre of a district of collieries, cotton mills and iron-works, which cover the surface of the country with their inartistic buildings and surroundings, and are linked together by the equally unlovely dwellings of the people". Atherton's last deep coal mine closed in 1966, and the last working cotton mills closed in 1999. Today the town is the third largest retail centre in the Borough of Wigan; almost 20% of those employed in the area work in the wholesale and retail trade, although there is still some significant manufacturing industry in the town. Evidence has been discovered of a Roman road passing through the area, on the ancient route between Coccium (Wigan) and Mamucium (Manchester). Following the Anglo-Saxon invasion of England, Atherton, which is built on and around seven brooks, became part of the manor of Warrington until the Norman conquest, when it became a township or vill in the ancient parish of Leigh. Since 1974 the town has been part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, a local government district of the Metropolitan County of Greater Manchester. (en)
  • Atherton ist eine Stadt im Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, mit 19.859 Einwohnern (2001). Sie ist ein ehemaliger Industriestandort des Kohleabbaus, der Baumwollverarbeitung und der Nagelherstellung. (de)
  • Atherton è una cittadina di 19.859 abitanti della contea della Greater Manchester, in Inghilterra. (it)
  • Atherton est une ville du district métropolitain de Wigan en Grand Manchester. (fr)
  • Atherton – miasto w Anglii, w hrabstwie ceremonialnym Greater Manchester, w dystrykcie (unitary authority) Wigan. Leży 19 km na zachód od centrum miasta Manchester. W 2001 miasto liczyło 20 302 mieszkańców. (pl)
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  • Atherton ist eine Stadt im Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, mit 19.859 Einwohnern (2001). Sie ist ein ehemaliger Industriestandort des Kohleabbaus, der Baumwollverarbeitung und der Nagelherstellung. (de)
  • Atherton è una cittadina di 19.859 abitanti della contea della Greater Manchester, in Inghilterra. (it)
  • Atherton est une ville du district métropolitain de Wigan en Grand Manchester. (fr)
  • Atherton – miasto w Anglii, w hrabstwie ceremonialnym Greater Manchester, w dystrykcie (unitary authority) Wigan. Leży 19 km na zachód od centrum miasta Manchester. W 2001 miasto liczyło 20 302 mieszkańców. (pl)
  • Atherton (pop. 20,300) is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England and historically a part of Lancashire. It is 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Wigan, 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Leigh, and 10.7 miles (17.2 km) northwest of Manchester. For about 300 years from the 17th century Atherton was referred to as Chowbent, which was frequently shortened to Bent, the town's old nickname. (en)
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  • Atherton (Manchester) (de)
  • Atherton (Greater Manchester) (it)
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  • Atherton (Greater Manchester) (pl)
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