Church, Lancashire


Church, Lancashire

Coordinates: 53°45′19″N 2°23′12″W / 53.75529°N 2.38665°W / 53.75529; -2.38665

Church
Church is located in Lancashire
Church

 Church shown within Lancashire
Population 3,988 [1]
OS grid reference SD746288
    - London  231 miles (372 km) 
District Hyndburn
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ACCRINGTON
Postcode district BB5
Dialling code 01254
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Hyndburn
Website www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/
List of places: UK • England • Lancashire

Church is a large village in Hyndburn, Lancashire, England; situated a mile west of Accrington. The local travel links are located less than a mile from the village centre to Church and Oswaldtwistle railway station and 27 miles (43 km) to Blackpool Airport. Also, the main road running through the village is the A679. The village has a population of 3,988 according to the 2001 census.

Church's nearest hospital is Accrington Victoria Hospital and the nearest A&E is the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Church's most famous son was Edward Ormerod or Ormrod (1834-1894), inventor in 1867 of the patent Ormerod Butterfly Clip, which has been responsible for saving the lives of generations of coal miners.

Education

Accrington is home to St. Christopher's Church of England High School Technology College, Accrington Academy (a high school) and St. Nicholas C.E. Primary School.

References

  1. ^ Census, 2001

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