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Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BOLTON
Postcode district BL7
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Greater ManchesterCoordinates: 53°37′30″N 2°26′13″W / 53.625°N 2.437°W / 53.625; -2.437

Egerton, (pronounced "edgerton"), is a village in the unparished area of South Turton, in the northern part of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. Historically in Lancashire, it is situated three miles north of Bolton and 12 miles north west of Manchester city centre within the West Pennine Moors.

The village takes its name from former landowner Sir Thomas Egerton. It developed in the 1830s when John and Edmund Ashworth set up cotton mills.

The village is a commuter suburb for Bolton, Blackburn and Manchester. Egerton is located a short distance from Bromley Cross and Tonge Moor, close to Canon Slade School, in Bradshaw and Turton School.

To the west of Egerton is Gale Clough and Shooterslee Wood, a Site of Special Scientific Interest designated for its biological interest. The site is 8.6 hectares (21 acres) and is important due to its broad-leaved woodland which is among the most important in Greater Manchester.

Egerton was the birthplace of Bolton Wanderers F.C., which started there as Christ Church F.C. in 1874.

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