Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Chorley. You may be able to find further references to Chorley in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Chorley township Bartholomew
CHORLEY a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Chorley within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
William Adams Tramp Life 8
William Cobbett Aug. 24th to 28th, 1826: Burghclere to Petersfield 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Duxbury 0 2
Heath Charnock 0 2
Whittle le Woods 0 2
Heapey 0 2
Charnock Richard 0 2
Euxton 0 2
Coppull 0 2
Anglezarke 0 2
Wheelton 0 2
Adlington 0 2
Welsh Whittle 0 2
Clayton le Woods 0 2
Anderton 0 2
Worthington 1 2
Rivington 0 2
Heskin 0 2
Brindle 0 2
Withnell 0 2
Leyland 0 3
Eccleston 0 2