Postcode WA3 1AW (Wigan)

Map showing WA3 1AW and nearby postcodes

The postcode WA3 1AW is located in Wigan, in the county of Greater Manchester. It was introduced in January 1980 and is an active postcode. WA3 1AW is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WA3 1AW is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 4.7 on the scale of the index of deprivation (where 10 are the least deprived and 0 are the most deprived areas). The 2011 UK census classified the residents of WA3 1AW as Suburbanites > Semi-detached suburbia > White suburban communities.

The closest road name to WA3 1AW is Newton Gardens which is centered 123 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Morgans Way and is 99 m away. The closest railway station is Newton-le-Willows Rail Station, 4.55 km away.

The closest primary school to WA3 1AW (for ages 11 and under) is Lowton St Mary's CofE (Voluntary Aided) Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on October 30, 2019.

The local pub for residents of WA3 1AW is Stocks Tavern and is 4.54 km away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Satisfactory on April 25, 2018. The nearest takeaway food is available from Subway and is 4.7 km distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on November 28, 2018.

Policing for WA3 1AW is covered by the Greater Manchester police force association and Ashton, Leigh and Wigan is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to WA3 1AW and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WA3 1AW, and the approximate distance away.

Newton Gardens 123 m
Carr Lane 133 m
Morgans Way 143 m
Stradbroke Close 165 m
Adwell Close 209 m
Brancaster Drive 220 m
Barford Drive 231 m
Enterprise Way 233 m
Moorfield Crescent 239 m
Crompton Way 283 m
Hesketh Meadow Lane 316 m
Pocket Nook Lane 338 m
Newton Road 1.37 km
A572 2.08 km
B5207 3.81 km


Information about the postcode WA3 1AW

Introduction January 1980
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Small User - may contain upto 100 addresses but 15 is more typical

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from WA3 1AW - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Lowton St Mary's CofE (Voluntary Aided) Primary School Good
(October 30, 2019)
190 m
Lowton Junior and Infant School Good
(March 7, 2017)
342 m
Lowton Church of England High School Requires improvement
(June 26, 2019)
593 m
Green Meadow Independent Primary School Good
(March 5, 2020)
624 m
Gilded Hollins Community School Good
(July 10, 2018)
955 m
St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Lowton Good
(March 21, 2018)
1.09 km
St Luke's CofE Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
1.4 km
Lowton West Primary School Good
(September 14, 2017)
1.73 km
Golborne High School Good
(December 5, 2019)
2.35 km
Twiss Green Community Primary School Outstanding
(November 10, 2009)
2.46 km
All Saints Catholic Primary School, Golborne, Wigan Outstanding
(January 30, 2019)
2.52 km
St Thomas CofE Junior and Infant School Good
(February 27, 2020)
2.59 km
Leigh St Peter's CofE Primary School Good
(May 4, 2017)
2.94 km
The Holden School Good
(February 6, 2020)
3.02 km
Golborne Community Primary School 3.11 km
Christ Church CofE Primary School, Pennington Good
(February 12, 2020)
3.13 km
St Lewis Catholic Primary School Good
(June 21, 2018)
3.33 km
Newchurch Community Primary School Good
(November 20, 2019)
3.35 km
Leigh St Mary's CofE Primary School Good
(July 11, 2019)
3.48 km
Leigh Central Primary School Good
(February 14, 2017)
3.57 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WA3 1AW - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Newbank Garden Centre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
February 11, 2020
3.75 km
Haydock Park Golf Club Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 25, 2021
3.82 km
The Kirkfield Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 2
Needs Improvement
September 30, 2021
4.5 km
Dragon & Phoenix Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
May 29, 2018
4.54 km
Stocks Tavern Pub/bar/nightclub 3
April 25, 2018
4.54 km
Shop & Drive Retailers - other 5
Very Good
October 11, 2021
4.56 km
St Peter's C Of E School School/college/university 5
Very Good
June 11, 2019
4.63 km
The Foxes Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
December 6, 2021
4.63 km
Bargain Booze Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 9, 2020
4.7 km
Chouxchouxbedoo Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
July 4, 2019
4.7 km
Mamma J's Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
4.7 km
Shakey J's Retailers - other 2
Needs Improvement
January 23, 2019
4.7 km
Subway Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
November 28, 2018
4.7 km
The Pied Bull Hotel Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
August 3, 2021
4.7 km
Amans Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
January 23, 2019
4.71 km
Drinkworthy Ltd Retailers - other 5
Very Good
September 15, 2021
4.71 km
Fishician Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
July 4, 2019
4.71 km
Hong Liang Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
November 1, 2021
4.71 km
Humbugs Retailers - other 4
November 13, 2019
4.71 km
Samerah Balti Takeaway/sandwich shop 1
Needs Major Improvement
September 20, 2021
4.71 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WA3 1AW - Data from Apr 2022

Morgans Way Bus Stop/Station 99 m
Pocket Nook Lane Bus Stop/Station 122 m
Village Club Bus Stop/Station 187 m
Sandy Lane Bus Stop/Station 287 m
Hesketh Meadow Lane Bus Stop/Station 305 m
Newton-le-Willows Rail Station Rail 4.55 km
Terminal Two Access Air 21.75 km
Terminal Two Access Air 21.81 km
Terminal One Access Air 22.34 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WA3 1AW - Data from Dec 2021

Aspull Common Woodland Or Forest 1.29 km
The Flash Inland Water 1.52 km
Little Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.56 km
Byrom wood Woodland Or Forest 1.91 km
Pagoda Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.93 km
Ackers Whitley's Basin Inland Water 2 km
Taylor's Hole Inland Water 2.39 km
Apple Acre Woodland Or Forest 2.64 km
Wellfield Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.66 km
Crank Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.67 km
Hitchfield Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.08 km
Old Woods Woodland Or Forest 3.48 km
Colonel's Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.53 km
Maypole Wood Woodland Or Forest 3.57 km
Park Plantation Woodland Or Forest 3.62 km


Country England
County Greater Manchester
Latitude 53.47385000
Longitude -2.55429600
OS Easting 363306
OS Northing 0397599
OS Positional Quality Within the building of the matched address closest to the postcode mean

Index of Deprivation

Most Deprived
Least Deprived

Police Force Association

Greater Manchester


Westminster Parliamentary
Electoral Ward Lowton East
Local Authority District Wigan
Region / Government Office Region North West
European Electoral Region North West
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: Greater Manchester
Local Learning and Skills Council Greater Manchester

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E08000010
Travel To Work Area Warrington and Wigan


NHS England Region North West
Primary Care Trust
Ashton, Leigh and Wigan
Cancer Alliance Greater Manchester
Strategic Health Authority
North West
Sustainability and Transformation
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS Wigan Borough CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Suburbanites
Group: Semi-detached suburbia
Subgroup: White suburban communities
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater Manchester BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Golborne BUASD
Workplace Zone E33006150
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Wigan 040
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Wigan 040C
Output Area / Small Area 6B2