Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley

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Coordinates: 53°50′N 2°29′W / 53.84°N 2.49°W / 53.84; -2.49

Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley
The Boer War Memorial, Hurst Green - geograph.org.uk - 506052.jpg
Boer War Memorial at Hurst Green
Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley is located in Lancashire
Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley
Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley
 Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley shown within Lancashire
Population 1,249 (2001)
OS grid reference SD6837
District Ribble Valley
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CLITHEROE
Postcode district BB7
Dialling code 01254
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Ribble Valley
List of places
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England
Lancashire

Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley is a civil parish in the Borough of Ribble Valley in Lancashire, England, just west of Clitheroe.

Community[edit]

The main settlements in the parish are Hurst Green and Walker Fold. Other places are Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley, originally three hamlets forming a township.

The parish has a population of 1,249.[1] Stonyhurst College is located near to Hurst Green, within the parish.

History[edit]

Aighton was mentioned in the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales by John Marius Wilson, who wrote:[2]

AIGHTON, one of three hamlets forming a township in the parish of Mitton, Lancashire. It lies near Hodder river, under Longridge fell, 3½ miles NNW of Whalley r. station, and 5 WSW of Clitheroe. It contains cotton factories, a workhouse, and the Roman Catholic college of Stonyhurst. The other hamlets of the township are Bailey and Chaighley. Acres in the three, 5,780. Real property, £6,726. Pop., 1,500. Houses, 244.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Ribble Valley Retrieved 31 July 2010
  2. ^ Stringer, Phil (2005-02-09). "Aighton". GENUKI. Archived from the original on 29 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 

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