Hoghton is a small village and civil parish in the Borough of Chorley, Lancashire, England. At the 2011 Census, it had a population of 802.[1] Brindle and Hoghton ward also includes the parish of Brindle.

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Holy Trinity Parish Church
Hoghton is located in the Borough of Chorley
Shown within Chorley Borough
Hoghton is located in Lancashire
Location within Lancashire
Population802 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSD614263
Civil parish
  • Hoghton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPRESTON
Postcode districtPR5
Dialling code01254
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
53°43′55″N 2°35′10″W / 53.732°N 2.586°W / 53.732; -2.586Coordinates: 53°43′55″N 2°35′10″W / 53.732°N 2.586°W / 53.732; -2.586

Hoghton Tower is a fortified manor house, and the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family from the 12th century.

Also within the parish are the hamlets of Riley Green and Hoghton Bottoms. The villages of Gregson Lane and Coupe Green are sometimes described as in Hoghton, although they are outside the parish, forming the ward of Coupe Green and Gregson Lane in the South Ribble district.

A local folk tale tells that two Houghton poachers once raided a rabbit warren inhabited by fairies. When they heard the fairies' voices coming from the sacks they were carrying, they fled in terror.[2]

The village has two public houses: the Sirloin, which is reputed to be haunted,[3][4] and the Boar's Head which claims to be one of the final overnight stops of the Pendle Witches before their eventual trials and sentencing at Lancaster in 1612.[5]

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  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Hoghton Parish (E04005155)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ Ash, Russell (1973). Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain. Reader's Digest Association Limited. p. 368. ISBN 9780340165973.
  3. ^ "A List of Haunted British Pubs and Hotels". Great British Ghosts. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  4. ^ "The dog-friendly, family pub in Hoghton, Preston, Lancashire - The Sirloin". The Sirloin. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Country Gastro Pub Preston - Gastro Pub Blackburn - The Boars Head". The Boars Head Hoghton. Retrieved 18 November 2018.

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