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The Village of Billinge is about 5 miles to the South West of Wigan, and about 4 miles North East of St Helens, in Lancashire, England.

The theory of the name "Billinge" is derived from a word meaning "sword" or "edge" hence a prominent hill. In this case it could mean "settlement on or near the prominent hill. The village was probably settled in the 9th century.

Billinge Hill........ Stands at 600 ft. above sea level.Shown on the map as Billinge Beacon was
one in a chain of beacons to spread news of the Spanish Armada. Is no ordinary hill, which ever way you approach you have to climb up to it. On a clear day 16 counties can be seen from the beacon, which are........

Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Angelesey, Flintshire, Caenarvonshire, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire, Westmoreland, Cumberland, Kirkcudbrightshire, Isle of Man, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Shropshire....

from the book by Richard Lewis..."The Billingers"

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