Lostock, Bolton: Wikis


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Coordinates: 53°34′30″N 2°30′04″W / 53.575003°N 2.500999°W / 53.575003; -2.500999

Lostock is located in Greater Manchester

 Lostock shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SD669088
Metropolitan borough Bolton
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BOLTON
Postcode district BL6
Dialling code 01204
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Bolton West
List of places: UK • England • Greater Manchester

Lostock is a mostly residential district of Bolton in Greater Manchester, England. It lies 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Bolton town centre and 18.1 miles (29.1 km) northwest of Manchester.[1]

Historically part of Lancashire, Lostock is bounded by Deane to the southeast, Markland Hill to the northeast and the Middlebrook development to the west.





The etymology of Lostock is of doubtful origin. There have been several translations and various spellings of the names Lostock in toponymy books. One suggestion given is that the name derives from Old English hlose "pig, swine" and stoc, meaning farm, usually '-stock' or 'Stoke' in place-names, but here referring to a pigsty.

Another source suggested was that the name is derived from Celtic llostog "beaver", inferring that the village is on a stream where beavers could be found. Although some place-name books cite this as a possible etymology, their reasoning is due to the proliferation of Brythonic and Celtic place-names within Lancashire.[2]

Lostock Hall

Lostock Hall was an Elizabethan manor house and was built for the Anderton family in 1563.[3] The hall was demolished in 1824, but the gatehouse still remains, which is now a Grade II* listed building.[4][5]

Local Government

Lostock was a township in the ancient Parish of Bolton le Moors, in the hundred of Salford, Lancashire, England.

In 1837 Lostock joined with other townships (or civil parishes) in the area to form the Bolton Poor Law Union and took joint responsibility for the administration and funding of the Poor Law in that area.[6]

In 1866, Lostock became a civil parish,[7] and in 1894, it became part of the Bolton Rural District, which was dissolved in 1898.[8]

Under the Bolton, Turton and Westhoughton Extension Act of 1898, Lostock ceased to be a civil parish and became part of the County Borough of Bolton.[9]

Today, Lostock is part of the Heaton and Lostock Ward, which is one of the twenty wards of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton. The ward has three councillors who are elected for up to four years and represent the Lostock and Heaton areas.[10]


Township population

Population of the township/civil parish of Lostock
Year 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891
Source: Vision of Britain - Lostock Tn/CP: Total Population.

Ward population

In 1898, Lostock became part of the Deane-cum-Lostock Ward of the County Borough of Bolton. The ward's boundaries were used as a framework in censuses to enumerate the total population in that area of the county borough. No census took place in 1941 because of the Second World War.

Population of the Deane-cum-Lostock Ward
Year 1901 1911 1921 1931 1951 1961 1971
Source: Pauline Tatton, Local population statistics 1801-1986, Bolton Central Library.[11]

In 1974, Lostock became part of the Deane-cum-Heaton Ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton. In the 2001 Census the ward had a population of 16,987.[12] In 2004, electoral ward changes took place which saw the creation of the present Heaton and Lostock Ward.[13]



Lostock is located north of junctions 5 and 6 of the M61 motorway. The main roads which run through Lostock are the A58 (Beaumont Road), the A673 (Chorley New Road), and the A6027 (De Havilland Way).


Lostock railway station was re-opened in 1988 and is served by Northern Rail who operate services on the Manchester to Preston Line.[14] The earlier railway station, then named Lostock Junction, had been opened in 1852, but was closed by the Beeching cuts in November 1966.[15]


Lostock Primary School is situated on Glengarth Drive. Built in 1974, the school has a maximum of 210 pupils.[16]


The Chew Moor area is home to the football clubs Tempest United and Chew Moor Brooke (CMB). A more recent addition towards the Rumworth area is the youth teams of Ladybridge F.C which relocated there in 2003.

See also


  1. ^ The AA Route Planner. URL accessed 22 November 2007.
  2. ^ Photos and information about Lostock. URL accessed 22 November 2007.
  3. ^ British History Online: Lostock. URL accessed 1 December 2007.
  4. ^ Welcome to the villages of Lostock & Chew Moor - The Heatons (showing an image of Lostock Gatehouse).
  5. ^ "Former gatehouse to Lostock Hall (demolished) with cottage range to rear, Bolton". Images of England. http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/details/default.aspx?id=476052. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  6. ^ Bolton Workhouse. URL accessed 22 November 2007.
  7. ^ Relationships / unit history of Lostock (Vision of Britain). URL accessed 22 November 2007.
  8. ^ A vision of Bolton Rural District (Vision of Britain). URL accessed 22 November 2007.
  9. ^ Bolton County Borough (boltonmuseums.org.uk). URL accessed 22 November 2007.
  10. ^ Heaton and Lostock Ward (PDF). URL accessed 22 November 2007.
  11. ^ Full reference: Pauline Tatton, Local population statistics 1801-1986, Bolton Central Library Archives, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton, BL1 1SE.
  12. ^ Office for National Statistics (2001 Census) Deane-Cum-Heaton (Ward). URL accessed 22 November 2007.
  13. ^ The Borough of Bolton (Electoral Changes) Order 2004. URL accessed 22 November 2007.
  14. ^ Park & Ride - Lostock rail station. URL accessed 22 November 2007.
  15. ^ Lostock and Chew Moor - Railways. URL accessed 22 November 2007.
  16. ^ Lostock Primary School. URL accessed 22 November 2007.

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