The derivation of this name is not clear, but it believed to be formed from
the Celtic 'dubh' meaning dark or black, and the Celtic 'cocr' meaning a
winding stream, so we get 'dark winding stream' which indeed leads to
Doffcocker lodge. This same stream forms Captain's Clough, goes underground
before Ivy Road, emerges beyond Shepherds Cross Street and fills Mortfield
Lodges, before finally joining the River Croal at Chorley Street.
The Doffcocker public house stands opposite where an old toll house stood.
This is not the original building, but the pub is what is known as a calendar
pub. The sign on the pub shows another possible, but unlikely derivation for
the name, a man 'doffing' or removing his 'cockers' (boots) to wade across a
North east of here is Moss Bank Way, east is
Halliwell, west is
Johnson Fold, south of here is
Heaton. South-west takes you down
Chorley Old Road towards the town centre.
This is a view over Doffcocker Lodge, a haven for wildlife.
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St. Peter's church Doffcocker 1996
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