The Red Lion public house
|Population||956 (2011 Census)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Wheelton is a village and civil parish of the Borough of Chorley, in Lancashire, England. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001 it has a population of 1,001, reducing to 956 at the 2011 Census. The village is located on the A674 Chorley–Blackburn road.
There are two communities: Wheelton, which is close to the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and borders Whittle-le-Woods; and Higher Wheelton which is located on the road from Chorley to Blackburn. It is one of the more affluent parts of Lancashire owing to easy motorway access and a semi rural setting.
Wheelton Clock Tower is set in a garden at the centre of the village commemorating the men of Heapey and Wheelton who fell in the Great War in 1914-1918. The Grade II Listed memorial is made from local stone and was unveiled in 1922.
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