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Local Area Guide To Living In Chorley

Chorley is a market town that can be found in the north west of England in Lancashire. Chorley has had evidence of habitation since the Bronze Age, with the Round Loaf in West Pennine Moors being one of the earliest signs of settlement. The West Pennine Moors spans for around 90 square miles, with reservoirs and moorland reaching from Chorley and much of Lancashire all the way to Greater Manchester. Nature lovers will revel in the fact that there are weekly organised walks available to the public, where this largely untouched and outstanding land can be truly appreciated.

The country house Astley Hall is a Grade I listed building that used to be the private property of the Charnock family, but is now a museum and art gallery with 17th century plasterwork and paintings of celebrated figures in history. Another Chorley landmark is the Grade II listed Jacobean mansion, Bank Hall, overlooking the Snowdrop carpets of Bank Hall Gardens, and once featured in the 1969 movie, The Haunted House of Horror.

Demographics

Chorley has around 107,155 people living in the area, with the average and median age both being 41 years old. 0-15 year olds account for 18.1% of the population, while 16-64s make up 57.6% and 65s and over are at 24.4%. In terms of ethnicity, 94.3% are White British, 1.9% are White Irish and Other, 1.8% are Asian or Asian British and 0.9% are of mixed origin. 98.4% speak English, while there are Polish speakers at 0.4% and Bengali, Arabic and Urdu at 0.1%. Christians make up 75.3% of Chorley, while 16.8% have no religion and 1.1% are Muslim.

The most common occupations held in Chorley are professional at 17.8%, associate professional and technical at 12.8%, skilled trades at 11.9% and managers, directors and senior officials at 11.6%. By 2030, the working age population is projected to be at 62,900.

Education

Euxton St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Euxton Primrose Hill School and Withness Fold Primary School are excellent choices for primary education, with all of them receiving positive reports from Ofsted. Brinscall St John's Church of England and Methodist Primary School and Balshaw Lane Community Primary School are also good alternatives to consider. For secondary schooling, St Michael's Church of England High School, Southlands High School are all well respected and local to the area. Edge Hill University also has a campus situated at the Woodlands Centre in Chorley.

Transport

Chorley is serviced by several different bus operators, with buses travelling to locations such as Bolton, Preston and Blackburn, while there are also daily National Express coaches that head to London. Chorley Railway Station connects to destinations such as Manchester Airport, Bolton and Preston, and there are also stations at Euxton, Adlington, Croston and Buckshaw Village. Chorley is connected by the A6 Roman road and is also not far from Junctions 6 and 8 of the M61 motorway. There are also means of transport by water in Chorley, via the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, with marinas such as Cowling Launch and Botany Bay Boatyard dotted along the trail.

Local Shops & Amenities

For shopping and retail needs, the town centre is the go-to area. The Market Walk Shopping Centre has 34 different stores and cafés such as Holland & Barrett, Iceland and Costa Coffee. Tesco, Morrisons and Asda stores can also be located nearby. Chorley takes pride in being known as “Lancashire's market town”, and the outdoor market takes place every Tuesday, while there is also a covered market place nearby.

The Hinds Head is a lovely British gastropub overlooking the scenic countryside, and has a varied menu to cater to all tastes at very reasonable prices. Similarly, Cosmopolitan have some truly delicious cocktails on their menu, whilst also serving up some delicious grilled dishes.

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the above information is up to date, some inaccuracies may occur. If you notice any inaccuracies please contact editor@primelocation.com

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