- Church, Lancashire
Church shown within Lancashire
Population 3,988  OS grid reference - 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.
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.
- ^ Census, 2001
- The Leeds Liverpool Canal in Church www.towpathtreks.co.uk
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