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Eccleston, Lancashire

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Eccleston, Lancashire

Eccleston is a village and civil parish of the Borough of Chorley in Lancashire, England. It is beside the River Yarrow and was formerly an agricultural and later a weaving settlement. Evidence of the settlement dates back hundreds of years; St. Mary's Church dates back to the 14th century AD. The village has also been mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the book ordered by William the Conqueror to detail all settlements and farms in England for the purpose of tax collection.
DistrictChorley
Post townCHORLEY
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD5117
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01257
Population4,353 (2001 Census)
 

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

Eccleston, par. and township, N. Lancashire, on river Yarrow, 4½ miles W. of Chorley -- par., 8407 ac., pop. 3331; township, 2090 ac., pop. 900; P.O.

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