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Billinge is a village just to the west of Wigan, bulit on a steep hill. The view from the beacon on the top of the hill is said to look out on "16 counties and the Irish Sea".

Now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan.

Birchley Hall

Birchley Hall, Billinge was the home of the Heaton family and came into the possession of the Andertons by dubious means. (See Anderton Legends). This is where Roger Anderton had his illegal printing press. The hall has secret hides for the priests who came to preach here and a hidden escape route to the nearby woods.

The Genealogy Database


The Historic Andertons of Birchley Hall:

  • Andertons of Birchley Hall, Billinge
  • There are 47 people named Anderton in Billinge in 1881:

  • School Brow, 1881
  • Main Road, Piccadilly, 1881
  • City Higher End A, 1881
  • City Higher End B, 1881
  • City Higher End C, 1881
  • Main Road Billinge Slack, 1881
  • Cowleys Lane A, 1881
  • Cowleys Lane B, 1881
  • New Road, 1881
  • Billinge Lane, 1881
  • Main St, 1894
  • Newton Rd, 1918

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