Place:Adlington, Lancashire, England

TypeTown, Urban district
Coordinates53.616°N 2.598°W
Located inLancashire, England
See alsoChorley (borough), Lancashire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
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Adlington is a small town and civil parish in Lancashire, England, near the West Pennine Moors and the town of Chorley. Six miles northwest of Bolton, it became a separate parish in 1842 then grew into a town around the textile industry. There was also coal mining in the area. It has a population of 5,270.


In the Middle Ages (and until well into the 19th century) Adlington was a township in the ancient parish of Standish in the Leyland Hundred of Lancashire. In 1837, Adlington joined with other townships (or civil parishes) in the area to form the Chorley Poor Law Union which took responsibility for the administration and funding of the Poor Law in that area. Adlington was in Riviington sub-district of the Chorley Registration District. A local board was formed in 1872 was replaced by an urban district council of twelve members in 1894. In 1974 it was absorbed into the new Borough of Chorley, a district municipality.

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