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Inglewhite cross and The Green Man
Inglewhite is located in Lancashire
 Inglewhite shown within Lancashire
OS grid reference SD546400
Civil parish Goosnargh
District Preston
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PRESTON
Postcode district PR3
Dialling code 01995
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Wyre and Preston North
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Coordinates: 53°51′14″N 2°41′24″W / 53.854°N 2.690°W / 53.854; -2.690

Inglewhite Green
Inglewhite Congregational Chapel

Inglewhite is a small village in the parish of Goosnargh in Lancashire, England. It lies at the intersection of the roads from Longridge to Garstang and from Broughton to Beacon Fell.


The origin of the name Inglewhite is uncertain. One popular interpretation is that the name means 'white fire', from the Gaelic aingeal meaning 'fire'. It is thought to refer to will-o'-the-wisps that were once prevalent on the village green.


The green was traditionally the site of cattle and sheep fairs, but these were stopped in the 19th century by a vicar opposed to the practice of bull baiting.[1] The market cross, dating from 1500, has engraved on its shaft the initials HCIW, dated 1675 and believed to be those of Justice Warren, then Lord of the Manor.

The road names of Button Street and Silk Mill Lane indicate other industries that once thrived near the village. Silk Mill Lane derives its name from a silk mill powered by a waterwheel which once stood adjacent to where the brook crosses the Lane.[1] The Congregational Chapel on Silk Mill Lane was founded in 1819.[2]

The village smithy, which made ammunition boxes during the World War I, closed in 1992. The building opened as a café for several years but has now closed. The public houses The Queens Arms and The Black Bull closed early in the 20th century. The Green Man closed in 2012, awaiting a new landlord.[3] In 2013 The Green Man Pub was reaponed after the brewery that owned it found landlords to run the operation of the pub. However, by 2014 the owners had oncemore changed hands. After redevlopment by the new owners, including a beer garden, a kitchen extension and also interior decor, the pub was fully opened oncemore.[4]

The car park opposite the church was once common land complete with pond and ducking stool. A workhouse once stood in the wood yard.[1]


The village is closely linked to the nearly village of Whitechapel. WICE (Whitechapel and Inglewhite Community Enterprises) has been formed as a community organisation to enable a sustainable and resilient community.

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