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General: Standish is a desirable village between Wigan & Chorley. Lying on an old Roman road, Standish holds a strong community feel. With a vast range of houses suitable for all budgets; there are beautiful homes along the A49 main road and tidy terrace roads nearer to the town centre. This growing town has become extremely popular with families and young professionals, who move here for the quaint and friendly atmosphere.

Location: Located between Chorley & Wigan, Standish is close to Junction 27 of the M6. The nearest railway station is Gathurst on Gathurst Road, near Wigan approximately 3 miles from Standish. Gathurst railway station serves Southport, Manchester Victoria, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport, Altrincham & Chester. Bus services which pass through Standish:

  • No 362 Arriva – Wigan to Chorley
  • No 113 Stagecoach – Wigan to Preston
  • No 611, 612, 635 Maytree – to Wigan

Healthcare: There are various doctors in Standish, including:

  • Standish Medical Practice, Church Street – 01257 421909

There are is also a dental practice, pharmacy and an optician in Standish.

Education: There are numerous excellent school options in Standish:

Wood Fold Primary School, St Marie’s Primary School, Standish Community High School and St Wilfred’s CofE Primary School

Local facilities: Standish is a traditional local trader town and as such chain stores to not tend to be very popular in this town. In Standish you will find a vast array of local independent shops offering all the essentials needed.

Leisure: Wigan Gym & Health Club on Almond Brooke Road offers a swimming pool, spa, sauna and fully equipped gym. A library is also available to local residents on Cross Street.

Local authority: Wigan Council.

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