infobox UK place
country = England
population = 8,000
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= Ribble Valley
postcode_district = PR3
Longridge is a small
townin the borough of Ribble Valleyin Lancashire, England. It is situated at the end of Longridge Fell, a long ridgeabove the River Ribble, several miles north-east of the city of Preston. Its nearest neighbour is the Roman town of Ribchester( Bremetennacum), 3.5 miles to the southeast. It has a population of around 8,000.
The town grew from the mid-nineteenth century as
cotton mills and stone quarries were opened. These have all now closed, although stone quarried in the town was used to construct the M55 motorwayin the 1970s. Longridge railway stationclosed to passengers in 1930. The Preston and Longridge Railwaycarried stone from Tootle Height Quarries in Longridge, which was used to build Lancaster Town Hall and Liverpool Docks.
The town is home to 11 pubs, several restaurants, a [http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries/librarydetails/libsearch1.asp?name=Longridge public library] , and a number of primary and high schools.
* [http://longridgetown.weebly.com Longridge Town Council Website]
* [http://longridgenews.co.uk Longridge News, The Town Newspaper]
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