Coordinates: 53°42′11″N 2°41′06″W / 53.703°N 2.685°W / 53.703; -2.685
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Farington Lodge Hotel
Farington is located in the Borough of South Ribble
Shown within South Ribble
Farington is located in Lancashire
Location within Lancashire
Population6,674  (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSD548232
Civil parish
  • Farington
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEYLAND
Postcode districtPR25, PR26
Dialling code01772
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
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53°42′11″N 2°41′06″W / 53.703°N 2.685°W / 53.703; -2.685

Farington is a village and civil parish in the South Ribble local government district of Lancashire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 6,674.[2]


The parish was part of Preston Rural District throughout its existence from 1894 to 1974.[3] In 1974 the parish became part of South Ribble.

Farington railway station served the area from 1838 to 1960.[4]


Farington is a civil parish in South Ribble district; with Lostock Hall and Tardy Gate and Farington Moss it forms the district's Central Villages area chaired by Cllr Paul Wharton-Hardman BEM (July 2023).[5] It was also within the Parliamentary Constituency of South Ribble until the 2010 general election. However, at the recommendation of the Boundary Commission, the area was moved into the Ribble Valley constituency, but will be returning to South Ribble under new boundary changes in 2023. The parish includes the villages of Farington and Farington Moss, and parts of Lostock Hall and Whitestake.

Farington Parish has four South Ribble Councillors; Cllr George Rear and Cllr Karen Walton representing Farington West ward both elected as Conservative members, and Cllr Paul Wharton-Hardman BEM and Cllr Jacky Alty representing Farington East ward elected Labour members.

Lancashire County Council's Farington electoral division is represented by Michael Green, a Conservative Councillor. It comprises both Farington wards and Moss Side.[6]


Situated to the immediate north of Leyland, Farington consists of villages, farms and mossland, modern residential development and an industrial area around the Leyland Trucks headquarters and assembly plant.[7][8]

The relationship between Farington and Leyland has always been strong but Farington is not part of Leyland. Stanifield Lane which runs through the village and into Leyland is the main thoroughfare for shoppers and commuters alike. There is a Catholic convent in Farington, serving a moderately large Catholic population.[citation needed] Farington has a park that has been referred to as the home of football in South Ribble.[citation needed]

It is home to the main tip site for South Ribble, the Farington Household Waste Recycling Centre.


Leyland Trucks, with HQ and assembly plant in Farington, is a major employer in the area. The Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust has its head office in the area.[5] Enterprise plc, a provider of support services to the public sector and utility companies, was based in Farington but has been integrated into Amey plc, which moved from its offices there when the lease expired in 2014[9] There are few retail facilities in the centre of Farington,[10] but retail parks and Leyland town centre are nearby.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 2008-04-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Farington Parish (E04005293)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  3. ^ Preston RD, Vision of Britain, accessed 9 June 2014
  4. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (October 1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 94–95. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. OL 11956311M.
  5. ^ a b "Central Area Factfile" (PDF). South Ribble Borough Council. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2013.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "The County of Lancashire (Electoral Changes) Order 2005 No. 170". The National Archives. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  7. ^ "MARIO: Maps & Related Information Online". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 11 August 2009.
  8. ^ "A Landscape Strategy for Lancashire - Landscape Character Assessment: Mosslands". Lancashire County Council. Archived from the original on 17 February 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2009.
  9. ^ Coates, David (16 April 2013). "Enterprise quitting county head office". Lancashire Evening Post. Johnston Publishing. Archived from the original on 7 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  10. ^ "'Too many takeaways', say planners". Lancashire Evening Post. Johnston Publishing. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2013.

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