This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "River Chor" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (December 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
River Chor near Chorley
River Chor near Chorley

The River Chor is a largely culverted stream in the Lancashire town of Chorley. Its name was back-formed from "Chorley".

The source of the river is in the hills near Heapey.

Subsequently, the young stream flows through Chorley North Industrial Estate, past B&Q and then underground to enter Astley Park from under Park Road.

The river exits at the Southport Road end of the park, flowing behind Chorley Nissan and through Big Wood at the foot of Stansted Road, before connecting into Gillibrand Reservoir.

At the end of the reservoir, the river continues for approximately one hundred metres and flows into the River Yarrow.[1]


  1. ^ Capper, Benjamin Pitts (1808). A Topographical Dictionary Of the United Kingdom. London: Richard Phillips. p. CHO in original book, p. 259 in Google Books PDF. Retrieved December 15, 2019 – via Internet Archive. Chorley is situated near the spring-head of the river Chor, which issuing from several springs, and running through the town, falls into the Yarrow, after giving motion to numerous mills on its banks.

Coordinates: 53°38′49″N 2°39′21″W / 53.6469°N 2.6559°W / 53.6469; -2.6559