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Walmer Bridge
Walmer Bridge Methodist church - geograph.org.uk - 158090.jpg

Methodist Church (demolished in 2011)
Walmer Bridge is located in the Borough of South Ribble
Walmer Bridge
Walmer Bridge
Shown within South Ribble
Walmer Bridge is located in Lancashire
Walmer Bridge
Walmer Bridge
Location within Lancashire
Population2,070 [1](Little Hoole parish, 2011)
OS grid referenceSD479242
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPRESTON
Postcode districtPR4
Dialling code01772
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
53°42′43″N 2°46′08″W / 53.712°N 2.769°W / 53.712; -2.769

Walmer Bridge is a small village in Lancashire, England. Surrounding villages are Much Hoole and Longton.

History

Walmer Bridge is first recorded in 1251 in the chartulary of Cockersand Abbey as Waldemurebruge.

Walmer Bridge was once home to a large working mill which was working during the early 1900s. The factory closed in 1931 due to lack of funds. Three decades later, it was controlled demolition, in 1979. It is now a sheltered housing estate called Old Mill Court.

The West Lancashire Railway used to run through some parts of the village. Little Hoole Primary School is situated on Dob Lane, however it used to be located on the corner of School Street where it was opened in the 1930s.

The Wilkins brothers, W & R Wilkins, owners of the malting down Marsh Lane in Longton, originally owned the Walmer Bridge Inn and the Longton Arms. Being a wealthy family, the Wilkins opened the new Methodist chapel in 1894, situated next to the modern day Spar shop.[2] The chapel was knocked down in 2011 in favour of space for new retail outlets.

Industry

The number of local businesses is steadily increasing and the village is home to three hairdressers, two pubs, two convenience stores, a car spares shop, a butchers, a chip shop, an Indian takeaway and two motor vehicle service stations, one of which is also a petrol filling station. The village also boasts a luxury car distributor and a financial advisors as well as several farms. Walmer Bridge also has an ambulance station which serves the local area.

Village Hall

The village hall serves as a community hall. It has had an unfortunate past, including a fire that took place when propane canisters accidentally ignited, causing a lot of damage.

It stands today as a brick building on Gill Lane. The fields at the back of the hall continue on over a small brook (part of the River Douglas) through to Dob Lane.

Geography

See also

References

  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Little Hoole Parish (E04005295)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  2. ^ Walmer Bridge and Hoole History

External links

Media related to Walmer Bridge at Wikimedia Commons

This page was last edited on 26 March 2021, at 19:20
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