Newburgh, Lancashire

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Grid reference: SD482103
Location: 53°35’13"N, 2°46’55"W
Population: 1,056  (2011)
Post town: Wigan
Postcode: WN8
Dialling code: 01257
Local Government
Council: West Lancashire
West Lancashire

Newburgh is a rural village and civil parish in Lancashire, three miles from Skelmersdale and five from Ormskirk. Its population in 2011 was 1,056.[1]

Newburgh's history can be traced back to 1304 when a licence was granted to start a weekly market. The civil parish originates as the hamlet of the ancient parish of Lathom.

The village has a conservation area at its centre and includes many historic Carolean and Georgian buildings, including the schoolhouse of 1714.[2] In 2006, it won the Champion Village Class for the second time in the Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition. Accommodation is available at the Red Lion Hotel and there is a post office, village shop and tearoom. There is an Anglican church, Christ Church, founded in 1857,[3] a primary school and two scout groups.[4]

Newburgh Village Fete takes place every year in June.

Newburgh is twinned with the town of Newburgh, Indiana, in the United States.



  • Whitehead, John (1981). Newburgh: a short history. Newburgh Association. 
  • Perkins, J.A. (1983). Newburgh in Times Past. Countryside. 
  • Clayton, Shirley; Kindon, Jackie; Moore, Ailsa (2004). Newburgh Then and Now. Newburgh Parish Council. 
  • Bell, Douglas Hubert (1958). Christ Church, Newburgh: the first century. Thomas Hutton. 
  • Lamela, Eric (2012). Newburgh in the 21st century. Self publication. 

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