Ideal living in green and pleasant village

Nice place: The lovely village of Grimsargh
Nice place: The lovely village of Grimsargh

The small village of Grimsargh lies within easy reach of some of Lancashire’s finest countryside.

It sits some five miles north east of Preston, straddling the road to Longridge and the fells beyond.

It has a real rural feel, with St Michael’s Church, a village hall and public house providing a focus for village life.

Grimsargh has one of the largest village greens in Lancashire and the village also contains an historic stretch of woodland, Tun Brook Wood, which stretches down to the River Ribble. This woodland is home to a wide range of animals including deer and badger. This and nearby Redscar also provide a picturesque location to enjoy the great outdoors.

The Nellie Carbis Millennium Woodland, off Preston Road, is maintained by villagers and provides a tranquil haven for volunteers and visitors alike.

There are village cricket and football clubs and a social club, as well as a couple of shops which provide essential services.

Grimsargh St Michael’s CE Primary School and Alston Lane RC Primary School in nearby Longridge are the village’s only educational establishments. Children of high school age have to travel to Preston or Longridge to continue their education.

Many residents also commute to nearby towns and cities for their employment, but a strong farming community still remains.

The influx of commuters has encouraged the construction of a number of new homes. There is a 26-acre development of homes off Preston Road built in the past decade. These sit alongside many

which reflect the village’s history, like Grade II listed Grimsargh Hall, Goose Hall and Grimsargh House.