Home

British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

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

Hoghton, Lancashire

Local area map loading...

Hoghton, Lancashire

Hoghton is a small village and civil parish of the Borough of Chorley in Lancashire, England. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001 it has a population of 867. Hoghton is part of the Brindle and Hoghton ward which also includes the parish of Brindle. In the village is Hoghton Tower, a fortified manor house and ancestral home of the De Hoghton family since the 12th century. Also within the parish are the hamlets of Riley Green and Hoghton Bottoms.
DistrictChorley
Post townPRESTON
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD6126
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01254
Population867 (2001 Census)
 

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

Houghton

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

Hoghton, township and vil. with ry. sta., Leyland par., N. Lancashire, on river Darwen, 5 miles SW. of Blackburn, 2224 ac. (30 water), pop. 871; P.O.; the ruins of Hoghton Tower, in which James I. was entertained in 1617, stand on a rock to N. of vil.

Your comments about Hoghton, Lancashire

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

comments powered by Disqus