Newburgh, Lancashire

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Coordinates: 53°35′13″N 2°46′55″W / 53.587°N 2.782°W / 53.587; -2.782

Newburgh
Newburgh is located in Lancashire
Newburgh
Newburgh
 Newburgh shown within Lancashire
Population 1,080 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SD482103
Civil parish Newburgh
District West Lancashire
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WIGAN
Postcode district WN8
Dialling code 01257
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament West Lancashire
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Newburgh (population 1,080) is a rural village and civil parish in Lancashire, England.

Newburgh is located about three miles from Skelmersdale and five miles from Ormskirk. Its history can be traced back to 1304 when a licence was granted to start a weekly market. The village has a conservation area at its centre and includes many historic (Carolean and Georgian) buildings, including the schoolhouse of 1714.[2] In 2006 it won the Champion Village Class for the second time in the Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition. Accommodation is available at the Red Lion Hotel and there is a post office, village shop and tearoom. There is an Anglican church (Christ Church, founded in 1857);[3] a primary school and two scout groups, the 1st Newburgh and Dalton BBS / BGS Scout group and the 56th Ormskirk (Newburgh and Dalton) Scout Association Group. Newburgh Village Fete takes place every year in June, starting with the procession (including Newburgh all girls Morris dancers, the previous year's Rose Queen, and various other treats), later is the crowning of the new Rose Queen. Newburgh is twinned with the town of Newburgh, Indiana, USA.

Previously part of Lathom and Burscough Urban District, Newburgh became part of Ormskirk Urban District in 1931 and part of West Lancashire district in 1974. The Newburgh ward comprises the parishes of Newburgh and Lathom. Historically it was part of the parish of Lathom. Its sister city is Newburgh, Indiana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics - Parish Headcounts - Area: Newburgh CP (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  2. ^ Fleetwood-Hesketh, Peter (1955) Murray's Lancashire Architectural Guide. London: John Murray; p. 150
  3. ^ "Christ Church, Newburgh". Genuki. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  • 1st Newburgh and Dalton BBS Scout Group
  • Newburgh Sports Club
  • Village website
  • Whitehead, John. Newburgh: a short history - Newburgh Association, 1981
  • Perkins, J A. Newburgh in Times Past - Countryside, 1983
  • Clayton, Shirley; Kindon, Jackie; Moore, Ailsa. Newburgh Then and Now - Newburgh Parish Council, 2004 (available free from Brian Howard, Newburgh Parish Clerk)
  • Bell, Douglas Hubert. Christ Church, Newburgh: the first century - Thomas Hutton, 1958