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Chorley, a market town of North Lancashire, about 8 miles S.E. of Preston, on the river Yarrow, with a station on the Lancashire and Yorkshire and North-Western Railways. The parish church of St. Lawrence is Norman, and contains a few monuments. There is a free grammar school, a town hall, and other public buildings. Situated in the midst of a coal-field Chorley has many factories for the production of calicoes, muslins, chemicals, and machinery. Railway waggons are also built there on a large scale, and the district yields iron, flag-stones, and mill-stones.