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Withnell, Lancashire

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Withnell, Lancashire

Withnell is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Chorley, Lancashire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 3,631. Withnell is about 5 miles north-east of Chorley itself and about 5 miles away from Blackburn. It constituted an urban district from 1894 to 1974. It was originally called 'Withinhull' around 1160, later appearing as 'Withinhulle' in the 1332 Subsidy Rolls of Lancashire, meaning 'a hill where willow trees grow'.
Post townCHORLEY
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD6322
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01254
Population3,631 (2001 Census)

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

Withnell, township and ry. sta., Ley land par., N. Lancashire, 5 miles SW. of Blackburn, 3628 ac., pop. 2106; P.O.; has cotton mills and bleach works, and the Withnell Fold paperworks.

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