Landgate, Ashton, Stubshaw Cross, Bryn, Ashton Heath and Town Green
Ashton means ‘ash town’ and Makerfield - formerly a district that stretched from Orrell to the River Mersey - means ‘the ruin in the clearing’.
For hundreds of years the area’s fortunes were linked with the Roman Catholic Gerard family. One of the most celebrated Gerards was Sir Thomas, who was twice imprisoned in the Tower of London after an attempt to rescue Mary Queen of Scots.
Ashton-in-Makerfield is a flourishing town that has many local places of interest.
Situated in the centre of a motorway and road system with easy access to other towns and cities it is the ideal location. A busy town with a rising population, there are green areas in close proximity to Ashton.
Bryn is home to Three Sisters Recreation Area. Three Sisters is a large recreation area reclaimed from three huge colliery spoil heaps – hence the name. There are extensive footpaths catered for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Toilets and free parking are also available.