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This is Hesketh Meadow, a local green space, looking northwestwards. This is former railway land: roughly along the fence line by the houses was the former Great Central Railway route from Lowton St Mary's to St Helens Central (operating from 1900 to 1952); more to the right was the Great Central Railway route from Lowton St Mary's to Wigan Central (operating 1884 to 1964). The HS2 planned route passes from right to left, dropping down into a cutting to go under A572 Newton Road (Lowton to Leigh).