Aughton is a parish within the West Lancashire District of Lancashire.
Aughton itself is an extensive agricultural and residential parish, adjoining the south & south-west sides of Ormskirk town.
Aughton is one of the most attractive residential districts in the area with pleasant tree-lined roads. It is well served by shops, schools, boasts three churches with two bell towers and the parish has won county awards for its well-kept village, village hall and parks and playing fields over the years.
Adjacent to Aughton Village Hall and located just off Winifred Lane are the William Arnold Silcock Memorial Playing Fields which contains the Town Green Tennis club, Town Green Bowls club and the Aughton Cricket Club.
The Liverpool to Ormskirk branch of the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network runs through the parish with two stations, Town Green and Aughton Park, providing a vital link between Ormskirk and Liverpool with connections to other destinations. Aughton has two buses an hour and is bisected by the A59 trunk road which runs between Liverpool and Preston.
The parish’s two most interesting buildings (other than the village hall itself of course) are St Michael’s Parish Church and Christ Church Aughton. St Michael’s Parish Church was built in the 14th century and still has remains dating back to the 12th and 13th century. It is a small church with a slendre spire with an octagonal upper storey. Christ Church Aughton is a much larger church located prominently on top of Holborn Hill, next to the A59 halfway between Liverpool and Preston, it has a distinctive tower and is the highest point in West Lancashire, visible for miles around.
Aughton as a community recently developed a Parish Plan and identified how it should move forward over the next few years. The parish plan has led to the creation of Aughton Communities Together. The group itself holds meetings, walks and looks at representing groups within Aughton.