Clayton-le-Woods shown within Lancashire
|Population||14,528 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||CHORLEY, LEYLAND|
|Postcode district||PR5, PR6, PR25|
|Dialling code||01772, 01257|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
Situated to the north of the town of Chorley, Clayton-le-Woods is only a few miles from the city of Preston and next door to the small towns of Leyland and Bamber Bridge. The villages of Whittle-le-Woods, Brindle and the new Buckshaw Village are also located next to Clayton-le-Woods.
The village is divided in two by Cuerden Valley Park and the River Lostock, the western part bordering Leyland and the eastern bordering Whittle-le-Woods. The village is close to different junctions of the motorway network, junctions 28 & 29 of the M6, junction 8 of the M61, and junction 2 of the M65. There's also a smaller area called Wood End, West of the village, close to Leyland. It was built between 1960's and 1980's.
The village has six primary schools in its vicinity. The primary schools are, Clayton-le-Woods CE, Lancaster Lane, Westwood, Clayton Brook, Manor Road and St Bedes RC. A library was built in the village in 1985, located in Clayton Green next to Cuerden Valley Park.
There are a number of pubs, a large supermarket, a sports centre and two hotels all located within the village. The village is split into 5 areas; Cloverfield, Wood End, Leyland, Cuerden and Clayton Brook.
Asda store, Clayton Green
- Clayton-le-Woods CP (Parish). URL accessed 30 June 2007.
- "Welcome to the Library and Information Service web site - History of Clayton Green". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2008-02-26.
- Chorley : Clayton-le-Woods
- Lancashire Parish Portal
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