Tonge, Greater Manchester facts for kids
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Tonge is an outlying area of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, England. The name is supposed to be derived from the Old English "tang" or "twang" meaning a fork in a river. Tonge comprises two areas, namely Tonge Fold and Tonge Moor. Tonge Fold sits upon the River Tonge, a region of whose banks is a geological site of special scientific interest (SSSI).
A noteworthy building in Tonge is Hall i' th' Wood, an early 16th century manor house, and once the home of Samuel Crompton in the 18th century. The building was bought by William Lever (later Lord Leverhulme) in 1899, and after it was restored, he gave it to Bolton Corporation in 1900.
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