Chorley, Lancashire

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Chorley is a town in Lancashire

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Chorley within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Chorley in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

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.

Photos of Chorley is a Good Stuff website.