Bretherton, with a population of just below 1,000, is a small village adjacent to the village of Croston, situated to the south of Leyland. The river Yarrow borders the village. Its name suggests pre-conquest origins and its early history is closely involved with the manor house Bank Hall and the families who lived there.

Bretherton has one pub, The Blue Anchor that has a convenient pathway through to Bretherton’s recreation ground with children’s play park, tennis court, football pitches and is in the top ten on Trip Advisor for places to eat within the entire Preston area.

There is a cricket club in Bretherton which can be found at the South Road Ground opposite the Blue Anchor pub.

Bretherton has one primary school with an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating.

The nearest railway station is located in the neighbouring village of Croston. There are two churches.

Interesting facts:

  • Bank Hall action group was formed in 1995 since renamed as Friends of Bank Hall.  The group is affiliated with the Heritage trust for the North West, which has assisted in raising awareness and will run a visitor centre at Bank Hall when the building is restored.
  • In 2009 Bretherton was awarded the  Lancashire Best Kept Village Award.
  • The Bretherton Gardens Group, open their gardens as part of the  National Gardens Scheme.

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