Mawdesley is a small, pretty village with a population of just under 2,000. Farmland and Mawdesley Moss surround the village. Harrock Hill is a landmark visible from many points within the village.

Mawdesley has two churches serving the community, St Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church and St Peter’s CE Church.

There is a small convenience store, the Red Lion pub that serves high-quality food and Cedar Farm, on the edge of the village, that houses several boutique shops, craft shops and a small craft centre in a converted pig farm. Cedar Farm also has a café and a farm animals feeding area for children.

Mawdesley has a small Village Hall, run by volunteers, that provides a variety of events and activities for the community. Groups using the hall include, Cubs, Beavers, Scouts, Mawdesley Amateur Dramatics, and the University of the Third Age, amongst many other activities. The Village hall really is the heart of Mawdesley Village.

Mawdesley has the Millennium Green, a public green space created in 2000 to mark the Millenium.

Mawdesley has two small primary schools, Mawdesley St Peter's C of E School and Ss Peter and Paul's Catholic School, which both have a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating.

Mawdesley St Peter's C of E School

Mawdesley St Peter’s C of E School is linked to Mawdesley St Peter’s Church and has a Christian ethos that underpins all that they do, helping to create a school where children and families feel valued.

Ss Peter and Paul's Catholic School

Ss Peter and Paul's Catholic School has been serving the children and families of Mawdesley for over 150 years. This is a very friendly school with strong family values and a strong school community.

 Interesting Facts about Mawdesley

  • The village of Mawdesley gained its name as part of a dowry of Matilda-Mawde when she married – and the village was born
  • Mawdesley is a past winner of the title “Best Kept Village in Lancashire”

Mark and Kate, share with us the best things about living in Mawdesley and what they love about the area.
What do you really love about Mawdesley?

For us, living in Mawdesley is like stepping back in time. There is a rural and peaceful way of life and is only 20 minutes from the M6, it really is a perfect location. With its array of country walks, outdoor activities and country pubs, Mawdesley ticks all the boxes for us.

What are your favourite streets in Mawdesley and why?

It’s hard to choose as the whole village is quaint, tranquil, and friendly. Wherever you go there are scenes that wouldn’t be out of place pictured on a chocolate box or a Christmas card.

Where is the best place to go for a walk in the area?

The Moss is a great walk. There are varied routes taking you across the fields to neighbouring villages such as Croston or Rufford. It’s perfect for walking or cycling and you can make it as long or short as you like.

What is Mawdesley’s best kept secret?

That would be telling…. Mawdesley is one of those places that keeps on revealing secrets no matter how long you’ve lived there.

Why should someone move to Mawdesley?

Mawdesley offers the perfect way of life for anyone who likes a quieter relaxing lifestyle and likes to get outside in the fresh air.