Place:Duxbury, Lancashire, England

Coordinates53.631°N 2.626°W
Located inLancashire, England
See alsoChorley Rural, Lancashire, Englandrural district in which the parish was located 1894-1974
Chorley (borough), Lancashire, Englanddistrict municipality which covers the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time states that Duxbury was a civil parish in Chorley Rural District from 1894 until 1934 when it was absorbed into the town of Chorley. Prior to 1894 it was part of Leyland subdistrict of Chorley Registration District and Poor Law Union, and a township in the ancient parish of Standish in the Leyland Hundred.

Wikipedia states that Duxbury Woods is an area of woodland and parkland situated in Chorley, at the foot of the West Pennine Moors. The area originally existed as a township with the council meeting at the Yarrow Bridge pub; this was absorbed into Chorley Rural Council in the early 20th century."
Wikipedia continues

"It was also home to Duxbury Hall, the seat of the Standish family. The estate and grounds still exist with the gardens, stables, coachhouse, 16th century barn and Lodges on Bolton Road and Wigan Lane remaining. The Hall itself was built in the 17th Century, and was demolished to make way for housing in 1957. Many consider the great barn (which remains) to be the original home of the pilgrim father Myles Standish."

Duxbury is also purported to be the home of The Reverend William Brewster of Plymouth Colony.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Duxbury from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"DUXBURY, a township in Standish parish, Lancashire; near the Wigan and Preston railway, and the canal, 2 miles S of Chorley. Acres: 1,011. Real property: £3,594; of which £1,064 are in mines. Population: 341. Houses: 64. Duxbury Hall is the seat of the Standish family."

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