Cleveleys is a town on the Fylde Coast of Lancashire, England, about 4 miles (6 km) north of Blackpool and 2 miles (3 km) south of Fleetwood. It is part of the Borough of Wyre. With its neighbouring settlement of Thornton, Cleveleys was part of the former urban district of Thornton-Cleveleys and is part of the Blackpool Urban Area.

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Victoria Road West
Cleveleys is located in the Borough of Wyre
Shown within Wyre Borough
Cleveleys is located in the Fylde
Shown on the Fylde
Cleveleys is located in Lancashire
Location within Lancashire
OS grid referenceSD317433
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtFY5
Dialling code01253
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament


At the start of the Second World War, several departments of the Ministry of Pensions, the Ministry of Education and the Board of Trade were moved to the Cleveleys area. Some were housed in the Rossall School briefly[1]. An extensive site was developed for the Ministry of Pensions in the Norcross section of Carleton and all the government departments moved out in 1940.

On 1 February 2008, the MS Riverdance ferry, while undertaking a regular sailing from Northern Ireland to Heysham under severe stormy conditions, ran aground on the beach, close to the boundary with Blackpool.[2]


Cleveleys is served by Blackpool Transport, who operate to Blackpool town centre, Mereside, Lytham, Bispham and Fleetwood, by Stagecoach North West, Cumfybus and Classic Bus Northwest, via the bus station.

Cleveleys is on the Blackpool Tramway. The tramway runs from Starr Gate in Blackpool to Fleetwood via Bispham and Cleveleys. There are five tram stops in the area, between the stops of Rossall School (Southern Fleetwood) and Little Bispham (Northern edge of Blackpool).

The nearest railway station to Cleveleys is in Poulton-le-Fylde, 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away.


  1. ^ "How Blackpool helped Britain win the war". Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  2. ^ "BBC News report". 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-02-05.

Anchorsholme is a suburb in Blackpool, in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, England, situated south of the Cleveleys and Blackpool border. It is a ward in the unitary authority of Blackpool since 1974, Local Government Act 1972. However, despite being in the Blackpool district and generally being considered a suburb of the town, it is in the Thornton-Cleveleys postcode area.

Blackpool North and Cleveleys (UK Parliament constituency)

Blackpool North and Cleveleys ('blakpuːl nɔrθ and kliːv'lɪz) is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its creation in 2010 by Paul Maynard of the Conservative Party.

Borough of Wyre

Wyre is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. The population of the non-metropolitan district at the 2011 census was 107,749. The district borders the unitary authority of Blackpool as well as the districts of Lancaster, Ribble Valley, Fylde and Preston. The council is based in Poulton-le-Fylde.

The district is named after the River Wyre, which runs through the district. It was formed on 1 April 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972 and was a merger of the municipal borough of Fleetwood, along with Poulton-le-Fylde, Preesall, Garstang and Thornton-Cleveleys urban districts and various rural districts.

Burn Naze Halt railway station

Burn Naze Halt railway station served Burn Naze in Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, England, between 1909 and 1970. The platforms were heavily overgrown with vegetation until recently when the Poulton & Wyre Railway Society began restoration work.

The line used to be double track but has been reduced to single track since passenger services ceased in 1970.

Christ Church, Thornton

Christ Church is in Meadows Avenue, Thornton, Lancashire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Poulton, the archdeaconry of Lancaster, and the diocese of Blackburn.

FY postcode area

The FY postcode area, also known as the Blackpool postcode area, is a group of postcode districts around Blackpool, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lytham St Annes, Poulton-le-Fylde and Fleetwood in England. The letters "FY" refer to the Fylde, which includes the whole postcode area.

Fleetwood branch line

The Fleetwood branch line consists of the railway line from Preston to Fleetwood. It passed through many smaller stations along the way (most of which are now closed). When work at Fleetwood docks was under threat in the mid-1960s, the main Fleetwood station was closed; the remainder of the branch south to Poulton followed in 1970. Proposals exist to re-open the branch to passenger services in the near future.

Fylde Flyers

Fylde Flyers were an English ice hockey team based in Cleveleys, Lancashire founded in 2011. They play in the English National Ice Hockey League, North Two. Home games are played at the Sub Zero Ice Rink, Cleveleys. The team lasted for only 2 seasons due to the small nature of their home rink at Cleveleys leading to the inability to attract players that would allow them to be competitive.

List of Blackpool Tramway tram stops

All of the current stops of Blackpool Tramway are listed here, as well as past and future stops.

List of electoral wards in Lancashire

This is a list of electoral divisions and wards in the ceremonial county of Lancashire in North West England. All changes since the re-organisation of local government following the passing of the Local Government Act 1972 are shown. The number of councillors elected for each electoral division or ward is shown in brackets.

List of settlements in Lancashire by population

This is a list of settlements in Lancashire by population based on the results of the 2011 census. The next United Kingdom census will take place in 2021. In 2011, there were 49 built-up area subdivisions with 5,000 or more inhabitants in Lancashire, shown in the table below.

Listed buildings in Thornton-Cleveleys

Thornton-Cleveleys is a unparished area in the Wyre district of Lancashire, England. It contains ten buildings that are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as designated listed buildings. Of these, one is at Grade II*, the middle grade, and the others are at Grade II, the lowest grade. The parish has an agricultural background, and is now largely residential. The listed buildings consist of former farmhouses, other houses and cottages, a windmill, and two churches.

Roy Castle

Roy Castle (31 August 1932 – 2 September 1994) was an English dancer, singer, comedian, actor, television presenter and musician. In addition to being an accomplished jazz trumpet player, he could play many other instruments. Following a versatile career as a performer on stage, television and film, he became best known to British television viewers as the long-running presenter of the children's series Record Breakers.

The Fylde

The Fylde () is a coastal plain in western Lancashire, England. It is roughly a 13-mile (20-kilometre) square-shaped peninsula, bounded by Morecambe Bay to the north, the Ribble estuary to the south, the Irish Sea to the west, and the Bowland hills to the east. The eastern boundary is approximately the location of the M6 motorway.

Thornton, Lancashire

Thornton is a village in the Borough of Wyre, about 4 miles (6 km) north of Blackpool and 2 miles (3 km) south of Fleetwood. The civil parish of Thornton became an urban district in 1900, and was renamed Thornton-Cleveleys in 1927.


Thornton-Cleveleys is a conurbation consisting of the twin towns of Thornton and Cleveleys. The two towns formed a joint urban district from 1927 until 1974, before becoming part of Wyre.

The two towns constitute part of the Blackpool Urban Area.

Thornton–Cleveleys railway station

Thornton–Cleveleys (originally simply-named Cleveleys) was a small-sized railway station which served the two English Lancashire towns of Thornton and Cleveleys, but was situated in the centre of Thornton. Located on the now disused line between Poulton-le-Fylde and Fleetwood, the station also had a shunting yard for the making-up of freight trains for Preston and beyond. During its life it was also known at times as Thornton station and Thornton for Cleveleys station. In the 1860s and early 1870s the line was of great importance being the direct route from London to Glasgow. Before the Shap route was opened, passengers (allegedly including Queen Victoria) would travel from Euston to Fleetwood and then onwards via steamer to Scotland.

The original station was opened in April 1865, and was named Cleveleys. It was to the south of Station Road in Thornton, near an older halt called Ramper Road. The Station Master's house and station building can still be seen in use as a private residence. The station was renamed Thornton for Cleveleys on 1 April 1905. This station closed in 1927 when the new station (the first to be built by the LMS) opened to the north of the level crossing. In February 1953, the station was renamed again, this time to Thornton–Cleveleys. Rationalised in the 1950s/60's the station eventually closed on 1 June 1970 when the Fleetwood line was closed to passengers. Freight continued on the line to nearby Burn Naze until 1999.

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