Croston railway station was built for the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway Company and opened on the 2nd April 1849.The station sits on the edge of the village. Croston once a market town stands on the fast flowing River Yarrow, which runs through the village centre. The village has strong links with farming and agriculture and the architectural merits of Church Street are well known; the street has been described as being probably the finest example of a Lancashire village street.
At the end of the street sits St Michael and all Angels’ ancient church, which is well worth a visit. There has been a church here since1075. The church tower stands 65 feet high and is topped with pinnacles and battlements, the tower houses eight bells cast between 1787 and 1882. One of the bells is inscribed; ‘I to the church the living call and to the grave do summond all’.