Withnell is a village in between Chorley and Blackburn and borders Abbey Village and the village of Brinscall. It has a population of just under 3,500.

Withnell has two churches; St. Joseph's Catholic Church and St Paul’s Church of England Church, other local amenities within Withnell include a village grocer’s shop, a fish and chip shop a beauty parlour and a car sales garage.

There is one school in Withnell. St Joseph’s Catholic School which has a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating.

St Joseph’s Catholic School www.st-josephs-rc67.lancsngfl.ac.uk

St Joseph’s is a proud Catholic school with many strengths. They welcome children and families of all faiths and those with none. They extend the warmest of welcomes to any family who chooses to send their child to their school.

Interesting Facts about Withnell

  • Withnell, previously ‘Withinhull’ means a hill where willow trees grow
  • Withnell Local Nature Reserve, traces the path of a disused railway for around 600 yards. The nature reserve has wildflowers, native trees and heathers and the public are free to walk through the reserve.


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