CHARNOCK-RICHARD, a township, in the district chapelry of Coppull, parish of Standish, union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles (S. W. by W.) from Chorley; containing 784 inhabitants. This place was held in moieties by the Charnocks and Banasters: afterwards the manor came to the Lee family; and by marriage with the daughter of Sir Henry de Lee, a moiety devolved to the Hoghtons, who subsequently became possessed of the whole. The township is separated from Heath-Charnock by the township of Duxbury; it lies on the road from Preston to Wigan, and the river Yarrow and North-Union railway pass through it. Coal and stone are wrought. The tithes have been commuted for £246. 1. A school is partly supported by the landowners.