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Cox Green
Cox Green Road, Egerton (geograph 4350864).jpg
Cox Green Road, Cox Green
Cox Green is located in Greater Manchester
Cox Green
Cox Green
OS grid reference SD716138
Metropolitan borough
  • Bolton
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BOLTON
Postcode district BL7
Dialling code 01204
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
  • Bolton North East
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°37′12″N 2°25′41″W / 53.620°N 2.428°W / 53.620; -2.428

Cox Green is a settlement near to Bolton within the Egerton district of Greater Manchester. It is primarily a residential town.


Green is from Old English cocc "cock(i.e. crest of a hill) in the plural form coccs (the plural form represented by modern "s".). Due to corruption of the name over the years, the name is similar to the modern surname Cox (which it is similar to, but not quite related). The name was recorded as Cosse in 1108, and Couuse in 1146 and Cokksgrene in 1248. 'Green' is a modern addition, referring to the village common.

Roads & transport

Cox Green is on the A666 road.

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