1986 AN INTRODUCATION TO HOGHTON
AN INTRODUCTION TO HOGHTON THE VILLAGE OF HOGHTON LIES JUST OFF THE A675, THE OLD ROAD BETWEEN PRESTON AND BLACKBURN. THE AREA IS DOMINATED BY HOGHTON TOWER, WHICH IS SITUATED ON A WOODED ESCARPMENT IN THE SOUTH OF THE AREA. FROM THIS ESCARPMENT THE LAND SLOPES GENTLY NORTHWARDS TOWARDS THE RIVER DARWEN,A TRIBUTARY OF THE RIVER RIBBLE. THE LAND IS MAINLY GIVEN OVER TO MIXED FARMING AND A NUMBER OF THE HOMES ARE OWNED BY THE DE HOGHTON FAMILY, THE OWNERS OF HOGHTON TOWER. DESPITE THE GROWTH OF NEW HOUSING ESTATES TO THE WEST OF HOGHTON, THE AREA HAS REMAINED RELATIVELY UNCHANGED SINCE 1945.
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