Astley Village

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Astley Village
Astley Village Community Centre (geograph 4025041).jpg
Astley Village Community Centre
Astley Village is located in the Borough of Chorley
Astley Village
Astley Village
Shown within Chorley Borough
Astley Village is located in Lancashire
Astley Village
Astley Village
Location within Lancashire
Population3,005 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSD575185
Civil parish
  • Astley Village
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCHORLEY
Postcode districtPR6, PR7
Dialling code01257
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
53°39′40″N 2°38′38″W / 53.661°N 2.644°W / 53.661; -2.644Coordinates: 53°39′40″N 2°38′38″W / 53.661°N 2.644°W / 53.661; -2.644

Astley Village is a civil parish in the Borough of Chorley in Lancashire, England, covering a suburb of Chorley. According to the census of 2001, it had a population of 3,329, reducing to 3,005 at the 2011 Census.[1]

History[edit]

It was a purpose built village, constructed in the 1970s. The civil parish was created in 1991; before this it was divided between the unparished area of Chorley and the parish of Euxton.[2]

Community[edit]

Astley Village has become well known due to Astley Park, which hosted the Royal Lancashire Show for a number of years. The village is roughly half a mile away from the nearest supermarket, the town centre of Chorley and the M61 being slightly further.

Long Croft Meadow backs onto Chorley Hospital, and the main road through the village is Chancery Road. The village is bypassed via West Way (B5252), a link road built in 1983 to 1984 to take traffic off the busy Chancery Road.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish 2011". Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  2. ^ "The Chorley (Parishes) Order 1991" (PDF). LGBCE.

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