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The village was once served by the Blackpool to Liverpool Line stopping at Coppull railway station but this stop was terminated in 1969. Recently there has been a campaign from locals regarding re-opening the station.

An amateur boxing club is based at Coppull Mill.

Coppull is located within the Borough of Chorley and is represented by Labour Councillors Robert Finnamore, Matthew Crow, Richard Toon and Labour County Councillor Steve Holgate.

We are one of the North West’s finest bakeries servicing clients on a daily basis from Cumbria in the north down to Staffordshire in the south. We handle over 12,000 orders a week from clients ranging from small sandwich businesses to local authorities and a range of local supermarkets. We offer a full range of bakery products from Morning Goods and Breads to Speciality Products and Confectioneries and our range is expanding all the time.

To raise funds for Save The Children, we had a Den Day!   

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Owing to Coppull's coal mining history and proximity to Wigan, the sport of rugby league has had a strong presence in the village. Chorley Panthers is a successful youth and amateur club based at Chisnall playing fields. Coppull is also home to Coppull United F.C., whose president is Bert Wilkinson.[21]

Over the last few weeks pupils at Coppull St John's have been working extremely hard in redes...

A water mill at Birkacre was leased by Richard Arkwright for cotton spinning in 1778 but was set on fire by machine wreckers in 1779.[5] The mill was rebuilt and used for calico printing, dyeing and bleaching. Water power replaced by steam. Birkacre Colliery[6] opened in 1880 to supply the works which employed more than 800 people in 1883. The works and colliery closed in the 1930s and many of the buildings demolished in the 1960s.[7]

Since the decline in manufacturing and the end of the coal industry, the village has been converted into a satellite town for commuters to Chorley and Wigan. Notable industries today include The Yew Tree Dairy, Morris's Bakery and Staveley's egg producer.

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.

We had loads of fun on our Water Fight theme night.  

There was a chapel in Coppull before the Reformation. After it fell into ruin, it was replaced in 1654 and was probably served from the parish church in Standish but was later used by Presbyterians. It was closed in 1715 and secured for the Church of England. A grant from Queen Anne's Bounty in 1716 led to the appointment of a perpetual curate. It was rebuilt in 1758 and again in 1861.[4][16]

Coppull was a township[13] in the ecclesiastical parish of St Wilfrid, Standish in the Hundred of Leyland.[14] It was a member of the Chorley Poor Law Union formed in 1837 that took responsibility for the administration and funding of the Poor Law.[15]

Coppull is served by regular Arriva bus services to Wigan and Chorley Interchange and Stagecoach bus services to Chorley. Network Chorley service operates within the village.

It is possible that a Roman road between Wigan and Walton le Dale passed over Coppull Moor according to the Chorley and District Historical and Archaeological Society after excavating a site there in 1959 and 1985.[2]

The village has several places of worship,[17] Coppull Parish C of E Church, St John the Divine C of E Church,[18] St Oswald's Roman Catholic Church,[19] Spendmore Lane Methodist Church[20] and Preston Road Methodist Church.

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The settlement has an Anglo Saxon name describing its topography derived from the Old English copp a hill top and hyll a hill.[3] The township was variously recorded as Cophull and Cophulle in 1277, Copphull in 1351, Copthull in 1374 and Coppull from 1444.[4]

Two large red brick spinning mills, Coppull Mill in 1906, and Mavis Mill were built in the early 20th century. Coppull Mill has been converted for other uses and is a Grade II listed building.[11] The last surviving collieries were Chisnall Hall and Ellerbeck.[12]

Coppull Kung Fu Club is based at Coppull Leisure Centre.


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Intersecting the village is the B5251 road, which connects Chorley to the Wigan-Preston Road. The village's closest motorway connections are the M6 Junction 27 at Standish and the M61 Junction 8 at Chorley.

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Coppull also has a long tradition or Martial Arts with both Karate and Kung Fu clubs in the district. Red Sun Shotokan Karate Club has been based at St. John's Church Hall in Coppull since 1986 and was founded by P.A.J. Handyside, 8th Dan.[22]