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Croston, Lancashire

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Croston, Lancashire

Croston is a village and civil parish in Lancashire, England between Chorley and Southport and is next to the River Yarrow. St. Michael's and All Angels' Church is at the centre of the village. At the end of Church Street there is a stone cross which was erected in 1953. There is a 15th century cobbled pack horse bridge which crosses the River Yarrow. The village green is used as a venue for the annual May Day Madness and Bastille Day (14 July) celebrations.
Post townLEYLAND
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD4819
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01257/01772
Population2,679 (2001 Census)

Croston, Lancashire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Croston.-- par., township and vil. with ry. sta., SW. Lancashire, 6 miles W. of Chorley -- par., 11,498 ac. and 1029 foreshore, pop. 4092; township, 2361 ac., pop. 1791; P.O., T.O.; contains C. Hall.

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