The Village of Euxton, Lancashire, England.
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History:

Duke William of Normandy, (Norman conquest, 1066) probably laid to waste most of the village settlements of Lancashire after the rebellion of 1069/70.  The physiography of Lancashire then was coastal marsh replaced eastward by forest to the foothills of the Pennines.

At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, Lancashire extended from the northern shore of the River Mersey to south of the River Ribble (Preston, Walton, etc).

Euxton was then at the "true centre" of Lancashire!

Habitation and settlements in south central Lancashire were sparse, a relatively poor or low tax income area. The population of Lancashire at the Domesday Book was probably less than  2,000 and then mostly confined to the coastal area within 20 miles of the Irish Sea, the A49 being the approximate easterly boundary of the populated area.

Lancashire became a county in 1182.

Euxton most likely was in existence at this time, as the A49, was a main north-south pack-horse route during the Middle Ages and also possibly the main north-south Roman highway.
This strategic road crossed one main river and two very good streams in the village, this would have made a good location for both civil and military communication bases.
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An old pack-horse bridge still exists in Pincock, it is located near to where the A49 crosses the River Yarrow.  Nearby and just to its east, is the ford crossing of the old Roman road. Today there, is but one part of Euxton were significant evidence of the old road is most likely to be seen,
this location is now on private land.

The oldest dwelling and farm building is most likely Armetriding Farm, circa 1662.   Armetriding Farm is located in Mill Lane, off Dawbers Lane.
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The lower Yarrow near to Armetriding Farm Hay-making, in the Yarrow meadows

Just below Armetriding Farm, about 100 meters away, are the remains of Armetriding Cotton Mill, originally powered by water.  The water was brought by a mill leat (water channel), from an old arch weir located upstream on the Yarrow River, just South and West of the Pincock Spinning Mill (1792).  A cast iron Pelton wheel was the driving force of the Armetriding Cotton   Mill, this type of water wheel can run well on a very low water head.

The oldest building in Euxton is the Parish Church, a small stone building, located on Wigan Road, A49, just North of Chapel Brook, having a date-stone of 1570.

See the church (and pub) history pages of this site.

See also
"Euxton Burgh" written by Kenneth Hodkinson, which may be available from local book shops & libraries.


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