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Mawdesley is recorded as being an “extensive and fertile township between Croston and Wrightington” and this is still true today, nestling in the picturesque Lancashire countryside. History tells us that the town of Mawdesley gained its name as part of a dowry of one Matilda-Mawde when she married – and thus the town was born. The Mawdesley family lived in the area for many years, it is thought that Mawdesley Hall was built by William Mawdesley in 1625, and then around four generations ago the family established themselves as basket manufacturers in what was the Towngate Basket Works which remained open until the 1960’s – no longer a basket works the building still stands today having been extensively renovated. The village has historically been reliant on agricultural activity and today the village is surrounded by gently undulating farmland whilst meandering roads connect the farms and villages while major roads and motorways provide a fast route across the landscape, linking major towns. The landscape is relatively well wooded, with small farm woods and wooded valleys. It is no wonder that this village has been a past winner of the title “Best Kept Village in Lancashire” when set against this backdrop.


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Holiday Inn Express Preston South (2.41 miles)

Holiday Inn Express Preston South
Holiday Inn Express Preston – South , is in an exceptional location in a beautiful wooded setting on the A6. The hotel is easily accessible from the motorway network hub of the M6 Junction 29, ... More | visit website
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Parr Hall Farm (2.41 miles)

Parr Hall Farm

Parr Hall Farm was built in 1721 by a gentleman farmer called Edward Parr. The property has had a chequered history, but still retains some of its original features.
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Rufford Arms Hotel (2.72 miles)

Rufford Arms Hotel

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The Rufford Arms is a family run modern country hotel.
We are ideally situated near to Rufford Old Hall on the main A59. The location is ideal for both local attractions ... More


Red Lion (2.80 miles)

Red Lion

The Red Lion is the only surviving pub left in the beautiful Lancashire village of Newburgh. Newburgh sits on the Leeds and Liverpool canal just a short distance from Wigan. This traditional pub with its ... More

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Miraj Hotel Chorley (2.81 miles)

Miraj Hotel Chorley

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This 3-star hotel is located in the heart of Lancashire, near the delightful village of Croston and just a short drive from the M6 motoray, ... More

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Park Hall Hotel (3.08 miles)

Park Hall Hotel
The new-look Best Western Park Hall Hotel is nearing completion of a multi- million pound refurbishment programme, ensuring the hotels facilities are second to none. Surrounded by over 100 acres of beautiful wooded countryside, yet ... More | visit website
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Days Inn Charnock Richard - M6 (3.21 miles)

Days Inn Charnock Richard - M6
Free wi-fi facilities when you book this hotel. After a refurbishement of both Family rooms and Executive Double rooms, Days Inn Charnock Richard now has many great features to offer you. The Hotel is now equipped ... More | visit website
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Briars Hall Hotel (3.33 miles)

Briars Hall Hotel

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Origanally an 18th century country manor house, Briars Hall has been lovingly restored and converted into a first class country hotel.Licenced for civil weddings,Set in 4 acres of stunning woodlands.The ... More


Wrightington (3.46 miles)

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The award winning the Best Western The Wrightington enjoys a rural setting yet is only a quarter-mile from exit 27 off the m6. Honored as ... More
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Brandreth Barn (3.52 miles)

Brandreth Barn
You are assured of a warm welcome by all at The Brandreth Barn, it is a family-run bed and breakfast which is located in a rural area of the North West. The 18th century brick-built ... More | visit website

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