Hoghton

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Hoghton
Holy Trinity Parish Church, Hoghton - geograph.org.uk - 619231.jpg
Holy Trinity Parish Church, Hoghton
Hoghton is located in Lancashire
Hoghton
Hoghton
Hoghton shown within Lancashire
Population 802 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SD614263
Civil parish
  • Hoghton
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PRESTON
Postcode district PR5
Dialling code 01254
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Lancashire
53°43′55″N 2°35′10″W / 53.732°N 2.586°W / 53.732; -2.586Coordinates: 53°43′55″N 2°35′10″W / 53.732°N 2.586°W / 53.732; -2.586

Hoghton is a small village and civil parish in the Borough of Chorley, Lancashire, England. At the 2011 Census, it had a population of 802.[1] Brindle and Hoghton ward also includes the parish of Brindle.

Hoghton Tower is a fortified manor house, and the ancestral home of the De Hoghton family from the 12th century.

Also within the parish are the hamlets of Riley Green and Hoghton Bottoms. The villages of Gregson Lane and Coupe Green are sometimes described as in Hoghton, although they are outside the parish, forming the ward of Coupe Green and Gregson Lane in the South Ribble district.

A local folk tale tells that two Houghton poachers once raided a rabbit warren inhabited by fairies. When they heard the fairies' voices coming from the sacks they were carrying, they fled in terror.[2]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Ash, Russell (1973). Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain. Reader's Digest Association Limited. p. 368. ISBN 9780340165973. 

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