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Wheelton is a village and civil parish of the Borough of Chorley, in Lancashire, England. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001 it has a population of 1,001, reducing to 956 at the 2011 Census.[1] The village is located on the A674 ChorleyBlackburn road.

Wheelton
The Red Lion, Wheelton - geograph.org.uk - 412954.jpg
The Red Lion public house
Wheelton is located in the Borough of Chorley
Wheelton
Wheelton
Shown within Chorley Borough
Wheelton is located in Lancashire
Wheelton
Wheelton
Location within Lancashire
Population956 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSD603211
Civil parish
  • Wheelton
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCHORLEY
Postcode districtPR6
Dialling code01254
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
53°41′06″N 2°36′04″W / 53.685°N 2.601°W / 53.685; -2.601Coordinates: 53°41′06″N 2°36′04″W / 53.685°N 2.601°W / 53.685; -2.601

There are two communities: Wheelton, which is close to the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and borders Whittle-le-Woods; and Higher Wheelton which is located on the road from Chorley to Blackburn. It is one of the more affluent parts of Lancashire owing to easy motorway access and a semi rural setting.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Wheelton Parish (E04005159)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 May 2019.

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