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