Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley

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Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley
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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 1,307 (2011)
OS grid reference SD6837
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BB7
Dialling code 01254
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°50′N 2°29′W / 53.84°N 2.49°W / 53.84; -2.49Coordinates: 53°50′N 2°29′W / 53.84°N 2.49°W / 53.84; -2.49

Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley is a civil parish in the Borough of Ribble Valley in Lancashire, England, just west of Clitheroe. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 1,307,[1] an increase from 1,249 in 2001.[2]

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. Stonyhurst College is located near to Hurst Green, within the parish.


Aighton was mentioned in the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales by John Marius Wilson, who wrote:[3]

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.


Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley was once a part of the ancient parish of Mitton. This became a civil parish in 1866, forming part of the Clitheroe Rural District from 1894 till 1974.[4]

Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley also gives its name to a ward of Ribble Valley Borough Council. [5][6] The ward elects a single councillor, who currently is Janet Alcock of the Conservative Party.[7]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Ribble Valley Retrieved 31 July 2010
  3. ^ Stringer, Phil (2005-02-09). "Aighton". GENUKI. Archived from the original on 29 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley Hmlt/CP through time". GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley". MARIO. Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley". Ordnance Survey Linked Data Platform. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Councillors by Ward: Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley". Ribble Valley Borough Council. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 

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