Newburgh, Lancashire

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Village green
Newburgh is located in the Borough of West Lancashire
Location in West Lancashire
Newburgh is located in Lancashire
Location within Lancashire
Population1,056 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSD482103
Civil parish
  • Newburgh
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWigan
Postcode districtWN8
Dialling code01257
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
53°35′13″N 2°46′55″W / 53.587°N 2.782°W / 53.587; -2.782Coordinates: 53°35′13″N 2°46′55″W / 53.587°N 2.782°W / 53.587; -2.782

Newburgh is a rural village and civil parish in Lancashire, England, 3 miles (5 km) from Skelmersdale and 5 miles (8 km) from Ormskirk. Its population in 2011 was 1,056.[1]

Newburgh's history can be traced back to 1304 when a licence was granted to start a weekly market. Previously part of Lathom and Burscough Urban District, Newburgh became part of Ormskirk Urban District in 1931 and part of West Lancashire district in 1974. The Newburgh ward comprises the parishes of Newburgh and Lathom. Historically it was part of the parish of Lathom.

The village has a conservation area at its centre and includes many historic Carolean and Georgian buildings, including the schoolhouse of 1714.[2] In 2006, it won the Champion Village Class for the second time in the Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition. Accommodation is available at the Red Lion Hotel and there is a post office, village shop and tearoom. There is an Anglican church, Christ Church, founded in 1857,[3] a primary school and two scout groups.[4]

Newburgh Village Fete takes place every year in June.

Newburgh is twinned with the town of Newburgh, Indiana, United States.

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  2. ^ Fleetwood-Hesketh, Peter (1955) Murray's Lancashire Architectural Guide. London: John Murray; p. 150
  3. ^ "Christ Church, Newburgh". Genuki. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  4. ^ "1st Newburgh and Dalton BBS & BGS". Retrieved 11 November 2015.


  • Whitehead, John (1981). Newburgh: a short history. Newburgh Association.
  • Perkins, J.A. (1983). Newburgh in Times Past. Countryside.
  • Clayton, Shirley; Kindon, Jackie; Moore, Ailsa (2004). Newburgh Then and Now. Newburgh Parish Council.
  • Bell, Douglas Hubert (1958). Christ Church, Newburgh: the first century. Thomas Hutton.
  • Lamela, Eric (2012). Newburgh in the 21st century. Self publication.

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