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Aughton is a village and civil parish within the West Lancashiremarker district of Lancashiremarker, Englandmarker, situated between Ormskirkmarker in Lancashire and Maghullmarker in Merseyside. It is a residential area with tree lined roads being found in all parts of the parish and with an area of 1,658 hectares. The northern part is known as Aughton village, the south-west as Holt Green and the south-east as Town Green.

Demographics and politics

According to the 2001 Census, Aughton had a population of 8,342. The parish includes Aughton village itself, and part of the Aughton Park estate, which is a southern suburb of Ormskirkmarker, along with Town Green in the south-east and Holt Green in the south-west.

Aughton has its own parish council, is part of the 'Aughton and Downholland' electoral ward for West Lancashire District Council elections and the West Lancashire constituencymarker for the House of Commonsmarker elections.

Communications

Aughton is bounded on the west by the A59 Liverpoolmarker to Prestonmarker road and bisected to the east by the B5197 Ormskirkmarker to Kirkbymarker road that runs north-south through the village.

The parish has two railway stations, Town Greenmarker and Aughton Parkmarker, both on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network, and part of the former Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway.

Facilities

Having moved from premises in Holt Green, the official opening of the new Aughton police station on 3 March 2003 saw it occupy the old waiting room and general outbuildings of Town Green railway stationmarker. At that time, this police station was the first in the Lancashire Constabulary to have the enquiry counter staffed exclusively by volunteers.

Aughton has two shopping areas; in Aughton village and Town Green. Aughton also possesses a village hall and playing fields and other open spaces totalling 36 acres. There are two notable churches, Christ Church, a late Victorian building situated at the highest point in West Lancashire, and St Michael's Parish Church.

Notable connections



See also

  • Argletonmarker, a non-existent town which appears on Google Maps within the boundaries of Aughton civil parish


References

  1. "Barry's gunning for 'Pistol' Pete", Paddy Shennan, Liverpool Echo, 26 June 2001.
  2. "The Most Reverend John Grindrod ", The Daily Telegraph, 27 Jan 2009.
  3. "When Mersey footballers' weddings were a simpler affair", Greg O'Keeffe, Liverpool Echo, 13 June 2008.



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