Borough of Chorley

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Coordinates: 53°39′11″N 2°37′55″W / 53.653°N 2.632°W / 53.653; -2.632

Borough of Chorley
Shown within Lancashire and England
Shown within Lancashire and England
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth West England
Ceremonial countyLancashire
Founded1 April 1974
Admin. HQChorley
 • TypeChorley Borough Council
 • Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive:Labour
 • MPs:Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
 • Total78.3 sq mi (202.8 km2)
Area rank159th
 (mid-2019 est.)
 • Total118,216
 • RankRanked 198th
 • Density1,500/sq mi (580/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode areas
Area code(s)01257, 01204, 01254, 01704, 01772
ISO 3166-2
ONS code30UE (ONS)
E07000118 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSD5817
Ethnicity93.6% White British
2.5% Asian[1]

The Borough of Chorley is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. The population of the Borough at the 2011 census was 104,155.[2] It is named after its largest settlement, the town of Chorley.


The present non-metropolitan Borough of Chorley was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the then existing Municipal Borough of Chorley with the urban districts of Adlington and Withnell, and Chorley Rural District.


Parishes in Chorley Borough

With exception of the town of Chorley, which remains an unparished area, the borough has twenty-three civil parishes:

  1. Adlington
  2. Anderton
  3. Anglezarke
  4. Astley Village
  5. Bretherton
  6. Brindle
  7. Charnock Richard
  8. Clayton-le-Woods
  9. Coppull
  10. Croston
  11. Cuerden
  12. Eccleston
  13. Euxton
  14. Heapey
  15. Heath Charnock
  16. Heskin
  17. Hoghton
  18. Mawdesley
  19. Rivington
  20. Ulnes Walton
  21. Wheelton
  22. Whittle-le-Woods
  23. Withnell.


Chorley Council is made up of forty-seven councillors, representing the following twenty electoral wards:[3][4]

  1. Adlington & Anderton
  2. Astley & Buckshaw
  3. Brindle and Hoghton
  4. Chisnall (covering Charnock Richard, Heskin and Coppull West)
  5. Chorley East
  6. Chorley North East
  7. Chorley North West
  8. Chorley South East
  9. Chorley South West
  10. Clayton-le-Woods & Whittle-le-Woods
  11. Clayton-le-Woods North
  12. Clayton-le-Woods West & Cuerden
  13. Coppull
  14. Eccleston & Mawdesley
  15. Euxton North
  16. Euxton South
  17. Heath Charnock & Rivington
  18. Lostock (covering Bretherton, Croston, & Ulnes Walton)
  19. Pennine (covering Heapey & Anglezarke)
  20. Wheelton & Withnell


Parliamentary constituency[edit]

The Chorley Parliament constituency is a constituency in the House of Commons, and from 1997 until 2010 it was coterminous with the borough. Through boundary changes, Croston, Eccleston, Bretherton and Mawdesley were transferred to the South Ribble constituency. The current Member of Parliament for Chorley is Lindsay Hoyle, who was first elected to the seat in 1997.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics - Chorley (Local Authority)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 September 2008.
  2. ^ "Non=-Metropolitan district council population 2011". Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. ^ Your Councillors by Ward. Chorley Council. Retrieved 27 June 2010.
  4. ^ Chorley Lower-Layer Super Output Areas Archived 10 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 27 June 2010.

William Wilcock 1st term is actually the Father of William Wilcock 2nd and 3rd term