British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Lancashire » Chorley, Lancashire - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Chorley, Lancashire

Local area map loading...

Chorley, Lancashire

Chorley is a market town in Lancashire, in North West England. It is the largest settlement in the Borough of Chorley. Chorley is located 8.1 miles North of Wigan 10.8 miles south west of Blackburn, 11 miles north west of Bolton 12 miles south of Preston and 19.5 miles north west of Manchester. As in much of Lancashire, the town's wealth came principally from the cotton industry, however it was a major market town due to its central location to four Lancashire towns.
Post townCHORLEY
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD5817
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01257
Population31,556 (in 2001)

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

Chorley, mun. bor., market town, and par. with ry. sta., N. Lancashire, 9 miles SE. of Preston, 25 miles NE. of Liverpool, and 203 miles NW. of London, 3614 ac., pop. 19,478; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Tuesday. C. is an important industrial town, carrying on mfrs. of cotton yarns, muslins, calicoes, jaconets, and ginghams. Railway waggon building is extensively prosecuted. In the neighbourhood are numerous bleachfields and print-works, and large coal mines and stone quarries.

Your comments about Chorley, Lancashire

What do you know about Chorley, Lancashire? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus