White Coppice

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White Coppice
White Coppice Cricket Ground
White Coppice is located in the Borough of Chorley
White Coppice
White Coppice
Shown within Chorley Borough
White Coppice is located in Lancashire
White Coppice
White Coppice
Location within Lancashire
OS grid referenceSD616190
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCHORLEY
Postcode districtPR6
Dialling code01257
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
53°39′58″N 2°34′55″W / 53.666°N 2.582°W / 53.666; -2.582Coordinates: 53°39′58″N 2°34′55″W / 53.666°N 2.582°W / 53.666; -2.582

White Coppice is a hamlet near Chorley, Lancashire, England. It was the most populated part of the township of Anglezarke in the 19th century. Close to the settlement in the early 19th century were quarries and small coal mines. The hamlet lies to the north of Anglezarke Reservoir in the Rivington reservoir chain built to provide water for Liverpool in the mid 19th century.[1][2] To the south west is a hill known as Healey Nab.

White Coppice had a cotton mill at the start of the Industrial Revolution. Its mill lodge provided water for a steam engine, and before that the mill was powered by a waterwheel on the Black Brook. Around 1900 the mill was owned by Alfred Ephraim Eccles, a supporter of the Temperance movement.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

Looking towards the ubiquitous cricket pitch across The Goit
Looking towards Great Hill, this view of Dean Black Brook clearly shows evidence of the area's mining past


Cricket is played at a ground in the hamlet. The 1st and 2nd XI cricket teams play in the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield.[5]


  1. ^ Rivington Reservoirs, Pastscape, retrieved 17 June 2010
  2. ^ Rivington Reservoirs (main scheme), Engineering Timelines, archived from the original on 23 February 2012, retrieved 16 December 2010
  3. ^ White Coppice walk, Lancashire Telegraph, retrieved 16 December 2010
  4. ^ Bircumshaw, L. L.; Horrocks, Sally M., "Haworth, Sir (Walter) Norman (1883–1950)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, retrieved 16 December 2010
  5. ^ White Coppice Cricket, White Coppice play cricket, archived from the original on 15 July 2011, retrieved 22 December 2010

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