Barrowford


Barrowford

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 53.851
longitude= -2.221
official_name= Barrowford
population =
shire_district= Pendle
shire_county = Lancashire
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= Pendle
post_town= NELSON
postcode_district = BB9
postcode_area= BB
dial_code= 01282
os_grid_reference= SD855395

Barrowford is a large village and civil parish in the Pendle district of Lancashire, England. It is situated to the north of Nelson on the other side of the M65 motorway, and forms part of the Burnley/Nelson conurbation. It also comprises the area of Lowerford and sometimes gets confused with its neighbour Higherford. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 6,039.

Barrowford is situated on the Gisburn Turnpike the original toll house can still be seen this house now forms a part of the Pendle Heritage Centre. Barrowford is located on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and a series of locks lead to the highest section of the canal and about a mile on the Leeds side of the canal is Foulridge Tunnel known locally as the mile tunnel. The packhorse bridge near Higherford Mill is the oldest in Barrowford, dating back to the end of the 16th century. It formerly lay on the old main road to Gisburn which was superseded by the Turnpike road built in 1804. In September 2006 this mill was featured on the BBC's "Restoration" program.

The village has a modern Church of England church (St Thomas') built to replace one which burnt down in 1964. The church now also has a primary school situated next door.

The village has two rivers, Pendle Water flows through the town with lovely trout that can often be seen in the gin clear waters. The other river is Colne Water, which joins Pendle Water behind the site of the now demolished Samuel Holden cotton mill, this river flows down from the moors above the town of Colne, again this river holds good trout.

Barrowford was heavily reliant on the Cotton mills for its employment, however the mills have all long since closed and the village is now a lovely place to visit.

Local Media

The daily Lancashire Telegraph newspaper covers Barrowford in its Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale edition.

External links

* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/lancashire/content/image_galleries/blacko_gallery.shtml?21 BBC Sunday Stroll in Blacko, Higherford and Barrowford]


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