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Leyland, Lancashire

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Leyland, Lancashire

Leyland is a town in the South Ribble district, in the county of Lancashire, England. It is approximately six miles (10 km) south of the city of Preston. Throughout the 20th and 21st century, the community has seen a large growth in industry, population and farming, due to the establishment of Leyland Motors, housing developments and the surrounding usable arable land. The name of the town is of old Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning "untilled land".
DistrictSouth Ribble
Post townLEYLAND
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD5422
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01772
Population35,578 (2001 census)
 

Other names by which Leyland, Lancashire has been known in the past

Lailand

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

Leyland, town, par., and township with ry. sta., N. Lancashire, 4½ miles S. of Preston - par., 19,266 ac., pop. 14,116; town and township, 3726 ac., pop. 4961; P.O., T. O., 2 Banks; the trade is mainly agricultural. Leyland is a local government district.

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