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The Parish of Horwich
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The township of Horwich is located on the south west slopes of Winter Hill, with a highest point at 1,475 ft to the lowest point at about 350 ft. Formerly, Horwich was the home of the great locomotive works of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company, which was the main industry of the place. The company had a short branch from the Bolton and Preston line, with a terminus at Horwich, opened in 1870.

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