The township or civil parish was in Lancashire and the ecclesiastical parish was in Deane. It was also part of the Bolton Poor Law Union.
Horwich Local Board of Health 1872-1894
A Local Board of Health was established for the township of Horwich in 1872.
Horwich Urban District Council 1894-1974
In 1894 the area of the Local Board became Horwich Urban District Council.
Bolton Metropolitan Borough 1974
The whole of Horwich became part of Bolton Metropolitan Borough in 1974.
Horwich Town Council 1974
Horwich Town Council was also created in 1974 and each year elects its own Town Mayor.
Chairmen + Mayors of Horwich 1872-2016