DUXBURY, a township in Standish parish, Lancashire; near the Wigan and Preston railway, and the canal, 2 miles S of Chorley. Acres, 1,011. Real property, £3, 594; of which £1,064 are in mines. Pop., 341. Houses, 64. Duxbury Hall is the seat of the Standish family.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)