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Whelley is located in Greater Manchester
Location within Greater Manchester
Population 10,209 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SD594063
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WIGAN
Postcode district WN1
Dialling code 01942
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°33′07″N 2°36′51″W / 53.5519°N 2.6142°W / 53.5519; -2.6142Coordinates: 53°33′07″N 2°36′51″W / 53.5519°N 2.6142°W / 53.5519; -2.6142

Whelley is an area of northeast Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.[1] Historically part of Lancashire, it is mainly a residential area, between New Springs and Scholes.

In Whelley, there is Canon Sharples Church of England Primary School and Nursery,[2] St Stephen's Church and a Labour club.

Whelley also had its own (non-acute) hospital which specialised in rehabilitation of the elderly, and was part of the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust.[3] The hospital closed in 2009 and was demolished in late 2010. The site is currently being developed with numerous houses, apartments and bungalows.

In terms of local elections, Whelley is grouped with New Springs and Aspull, and is consistently a Labour supporting area, as with the majority of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan.

See also


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 108 Liverpool (Southport & Wigan) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2010. ISBN 9780319228388.
  2. ^ "Cannon Sharples Primary School". www.canonsharples.wigan.sch.uk. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Whelley hospital to close". Wigan Today. 31 January 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2016.

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