Chorley  Lancashire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Chorley like this:

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.

Chorley through time

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How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chorley in Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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