The Calf

The Calf's Head public house
Worston is located in the Borough of Ribble Valley
Shown within Ribble Valley
Worston is located in Lancashire
Location within Lancashire
Population76 (2001)
OS grid referenceSD768427
Civil parish
  • Worston
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBB7
Dialling code01200
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
53°52′48″N 2°21′11″W / 53.880°N 2.353°W / 53.880; -2.353Coordinates: 53°52′48″N 2°21′11″W / 53.880°N 2.353°W / 53.880; -2.353

Worston is a small linear village and civil parish in Lancashire, England. The village is north-west of Pendle Hill, east of Clitheroe, and is in the Ribble Valley district. As it is only a small village, with a population of 76 at the 2001 census,[1] it has no parish council, but instead has a parish meeting. The parish meeting is shared with Mearley. From the 2011 Census population information for both Mearley and Worston is included within the civil parish of Pendleton.

The village has a public house "The Calf's Head". The single road that passes through the village continues as a single track road to Downham. Worston is bypassed to the west by the A59 road, which passes through the edge of the parish. Slightly further north is the route of a Roman road, which forms part of the parish boundary.

Worston was once a township in the ancient parish of Whalley. This became a civil parish in 1866, forming part of the Clitheroe Rural District from 1894 till 1974.[2]

Along with Wiswell and Barrow (since 2015), both Mearley and Worston form the Wiswell and Pendleton ward of Ribble Valley Borough Council. [3][4]

See also


  1. ^ "Parish headcount" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 13 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Worston Tn/CP through time". visionofbritain.org.uk. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Wiswell and Pendleton". MARIO. Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Wiswell and Pendleton". Ordnance Survey Linked Data Platform. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 26 March 2016.

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