White Coppice

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White Coppice
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White Coppice Cricket Ground
White Coppice is located in Lancashire
White Coppice
White Coppice
 White Coppice shown within Lancashire
OS grid reference SD616190
District Chorley
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHORLEY
Postcode district PR6
Dialling code 01257
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Chorley
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Coordinates: 53°39′58″N 2°34′55″W / 53.666°N 2.582°W / 53.666; -2.582

White Coppice is a hamlet near Chorley, Lancashire, England. It was the most populated part of the township of Anglezarke in the 19th century. Close to the settlement in the early 19th century were quarries and small coal mines. The hamlet lies to the north of Anglezarke Reservoir in the Rivington reservoir chain built to provide water for Liverpool in the mid 19th century.[1][2] To the south west is a hill known as Healey Nab.

White Coppice had a cotton mill at the start of the Industrial Revolution. Its mill lodge provided water for a steam engine and before that the mill was powered by a waterwheel on the Black Brook. Around 1900 the mill was owned by Alfred Ephraim Eccles a supporter of the Temperance movement.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

Looking towards the ubiquitous cricket pitch across The Goit
Looking towards Great Hill, this view of Dean Black Brook clearly shows evidence of the area's mining past

Cricket[edit]

Cricket is played at a ground in the hamlet. The 1st and 2nd XI cricket teams play in the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivington Reservoirs, Pastscape, retrieved 2010-06-17 
  2. ^ Rivington Reservoirs (main scheme), Engineering Timelines, retrieved 2010-12-16 
  3. ^ White Coppice walk, Lancashire Telegraph, retrieved 2010-12-16 
  4. ^ Bircumshaw, L. L.; Horrocks, Sally M., "Haworth, Sir (Walter) Norman (1883–1950)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press), retrieved 16 December 2010 
  5. ^ White Coppice Cricket, White Coppice play cricket, retrieved 2010-12-22 

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