Adjoining the south and south west side of Ormskirk is Aughton, an extensive agricultural and residential parish crossed by both the road and railway from Liverpool to Ormskirk and including the original main road village of Aughton. There are newer developments at Town Green by the railway station and several other residential districts. Although residential development has taken place in all these areas, the natural beauty of the parish has been carefully preserved and much of the total acreage is green farmland. There is rich grazing for dairy and other cattle and arable yield includes heavy crops of corn and roots and market garden and horticultural produce.
Aughton is one of the most attractive residential districts in the area, pleasant tree lined roads being found in all parts of the parish. Its locally referred to as the 'posh' part of Ormskirk. Shops, schools, churches and a village hall have also been erected and parks and playing fields have been provided. In this old village is the interesting parish church of St. Michael.
In Aughton, you will find the Swan Hotel, the West Tower Country Hotel and the Springfields Restaurant. Nearer to Ormskirk you could try the Cockbeck Tavern or the Town Green Inn, both on Town Green Lane, the Royal Oak on Liverpool Road, or the Dog and Gun on Long Lane. For those with fancier tastes there is the West Tower Restaurant which serves good food in a converted mansion.
A SPAR grocery shop has just opened in Town Green Lane opposite the Cockbeck Tavern. It's open until 10pm, very convenient to know that at least one shop is open late.
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