Lostock (population 11434) was a township in the ancient Parish of Bolton le Moors.
In 1837 Lostock joined with other townships in the area to form the Bolton Poor Law Union and took joint responsibility for the administration and funding of the Poor Law in that area.
In 1866, Lostock became a civil parish, and in 1894, it became part of the Bolton Rural District.
Under the Bolton, Turton and Westhoughton Extension Act of 1898, Lostock ceased to be a civil parish and became part of the County Borough of Bolton.
Today, Lostock is part of the Heaton and Lostock Ward, which is one of the twenty wards of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton.

“I am very pleased with the service, your housekeepers are always helpful and friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them”. – Miss Bird, (Lostock)

“I run my business from home and do not have time to clean my house on a regular basis, so I get Houseproud Cleaning in once a week to clean and they do a great job. Efficient, honest and thorough! I have used them for over 3 years!””. – Mrs Booth, (Lostock)