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Wheelton, Lancashire

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Wheelton, Lancashire

Wheelton is a village and civil parish of the Borough of Chorley, in Lancashire, England. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001 it has a population of 1,001. The village is located on the A674 Chorley–Blackburn road. There are two communities: Wheelton, which is close to the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and borders Whittle-le-Woods; and Higher Wheelton which is located on the road from Chorley to Blackburn.
Post townCHORLEY
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD6021
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01254
Population1,001 (2001 Census)

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

Wheelton, township, Leyland par., N. Lancashire, 3 miles NE. of Chorley, 1696 ac., pop. 1570; P.O.; has cotton mills.

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