Worston

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Worston
The Calf'sHead, Worston - geograph.org.uk - 68647.jpg
The Calf's Head public house, Worston
Worston is located in Lancashire
Worston
Worston
Worston shown within Lancashire
Population 76 (2001)
OS grid reference SD768427
Civil parish
  • Worston
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CLITHEROE
Postcode district BB7
Dialling code 01200
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
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LancashireCoordinates: 53°52′48″N 2°21′11″W / 53.880°N 2.353°W / 53.880; -2.353

Worston is a small linear village and civil parish in Lancashire, England. The village is north-west of Pendle Hill, east of Clitheroe, and is in the Ribble Valley district. As it is only a small village, with a population of 76 at the 2001 census,[1] it has no parish council, but instead has a parish meeting. The parish meeting is shared with Mearley, a small parish south of Worston with no villages or hamlets and a population of 25, the second smallest in Lancashire. From the 2011 Census population information for both Mearley and Worston is included within the civil parish of Pendleton.

The village has a public house "The Calf's Head". The single road that passes through the village continues as a single track road to Downham. Worston is bypassed to the west by the A59 road, which passes through the edge of the parish. Slightly further north is the route of a Roman road, which forms part of the parish boundary.

Worston was once a township in the ancient parish of Whalley. This became a civil parish in 1866, forming part of the Clitheroe Rural District from 1894 till 1974.[2]

Mearley was also once a township in the ancient parish of Whalley. This became a civil parish in 1866, forming part of the Clitheroe Rural District from 1894 till 1974.[3]

Along with Wiswell and Barrow (since 2015), both Mearley and Worston form the Wiswell and Pendleton ward of Ribble Valley Borough Council. [4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish headcount" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Worston Tn/CP through time". visionofbritain.org.uk. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Mearley Tn/CP through time". visionofbritain.org.uk. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Wiswell and Pendleton". MARIO. Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Wiswell and Pendleton". Ordnance Survey Linked Data Platform. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 

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