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Hight Street, Newton-le-Willows
Fraser Reeves, High Street, Newton-le-Willows

The Newton-le-Willows Area

The area of Newton-le-Willows has a long history and by the 18th century had developed as a small market town on the coaching routes between London and Scotland and Liverpool and Hull.

The High Street still retains the atmosphere of a village centre, with some listed buildings like the old market archway, attractively grouped at the back of the tree lined pavements or behind small front gardens. Along the High Street at the end is St Peter’s Church; the original chapel on the site dating back to the 11th century. The High Street is a designated Conservation area, together with the close-by Willow Park which contains large areas of open space; including Newton Lake, Mere Road with its prestige properties and the ancient mound of Castle Hill - some 2000 years old.

Newton-le-Willows is conveniently situated halfway between Manchester and Liverpool; with Warrington town centre relatively close-by (5 miles) and also Wigan (about 7 miles). The developments at Westbrook and Winwick with their numerous shopping (Marks & Spencer, IKEA, ASDA, B&Q), business and leisure facilities (Gulliver’s World) are within 2 to 4 miles. Haydock Park Racecourse is also within 2 miles.

Locally, Newton-le-Willows has several schools and leisure facilities, such as the swimming complex, cricket club and the long established Haydock Park Golf Club. Several hotels, restaurants and public houses are situated on the High Street.

Newton-le-Willows is well served by road, bus and rail networks. The M6 and M62 motorways are both within 2 miles, giving access to Manchester and Liverpool, plus north and south of the country.

Newton-le-Willows railway station has commuter services to Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington and Chester plus links to North Wales and services to London.

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