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Hindley Green

Hindley Green

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General: Hindley Green is a small residential village with a population of 13,000+. It has a history of coal mining but it now predominantly a commuting area.

Location: Hindley Green is to the East of Hindley and centred on the A577. It is easily accessible to Wigan & Leigh. There are various bus services including:

  • No 33 First Greater Manchester between Wigan & Manchester
  • No 540 First Greater Manchester between Wigan & Bolton
  • No 593 Frist Greater Manchester to Leigh
  • No 132 South Lancs Travel between Wigan & Atherton

Hindley Green railway station unfortunately closed many years previous. The nearest station is now located in the neighbouring area of Hindley. Northern Rail cover the Wigan to Manchester line, with services to Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester airport.

Healthcare: Hindley Green has its own doctor’s surgery: Hindley Green surgery, Atherton Road – 01942 483242

There is also an additional surgery approximately one mile away in Hindley: Granville House Medical Centre, Granville Street, Hindley – 01257 481917

There is a pharmacy in Hindley Green but the nearest dentists and opticians can be located in nearby Hindley.

Education: There are various primary schools and high schools including:

Hindley Green Community Primary School, St Johns CofE School, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School, Oakfield High School & College.

In neighbouring Hindley there is also Hindley High School.

Local facilities: There are a few medium sized supermarkets in Hindley including Tesco Express and Costcutter, both based on Atherton Road. The nearest major supermarket is Tesco on Cross Street, Hindley. Other facilities in Hindley Green include pubs, convenience stores, hairdressers, restaurants, churches, garages etc.

Leisure: The nearest leisure centre is Hindley Leisure Centre based on Mornington Road, Hindley. Wigan Pier is approximately 4 miles away from Hindley Green.

Local authority: Wigan Council.

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