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Lancashire
Geography
Status Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Origin Historic
Region North West England
Area
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 17th
3,075 km² (1,187.3 sq mi)
Ranked 16th
2,903 km² (1,120.9 sq mi)
Admin HQ Preston
ISO 3166-2 GB-LAN
ONS code 30
NUTS 3 UKD43
Demographics
Population
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 8th
1,439,200
468/km² (1,212.1/sq mi)
Ranked 4th
1,156,100
Ethnicity 93.4% White
5.3% S. Asian
Politics

Lancashire County Council
http://www.lancashire.gov.uk
Executive Labour
Members of Parliament
Districts
  1. West Lancashire
  2. Chorley
  3. South Ribble
  4. Fylde
  5. Preston
  6. Wyre
  7. Lancaster
  8. Ribble Valley
  9. Pendle
  10. Burnley
  11. Rossendale
  12. Hyndburn
  13. Blackpool (Unitary)
  14. Blackburn with Darwen (Unitary)

Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. It takes its name from the city of Lancaster and is sometimes known as the County of Lancaster.[1] Its county council is based in Preston, the county's administrative capital. Lancaster however is still considered to be the county town. Commonly, Lancashire is referred to by the abbreviation Lancs, originally used by the Royal Mail. People from the county are known as Lancastrians. The county was subject to a significant boundary change in 1974,[2] which removed Liverpool and Manchester with most of their surrounding conurbations to form part of the metropolitan counties of Merseyside and Greater Manchester.[3] The Duchy of Lancaster exercises the right of the Crown in the area known as the County Palatine of Lancaster. 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The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in England, Scotland and Wales. ... Robert Ben Lobban Wallace known as Ben Wallace (born 15th May, 1970, Farnborough) is the Conservative member of Parliament for the Lancashire constituency of Lancaster and Wyre, elected at the 2005 General Election Wallace was born in Farnborough and attended the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, and served in the... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and is the second oldest extant political party in the world. ... Image File history File links Lancashire_Ceremonial_Numbered. ... West Lancashire is a local government district in Lancashire, England. ... Chorley is a local government district with borough status, in Lancashire, England. ... 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Divisions and environs

The area under the control of the county council, or shire county, is divided into a number of local government districts. They are Burnley, Bolton, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, the Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire, and Wyre.[4][5] A shire county or non-metropolitan county in England, is a county level entity which is not a metropolitan county. ... Burnley is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire in North West England. ... Bolton is a large town in the north-west of England. ... Chorley is a local government district with borough status, in Lancashire, England. ... Fylde is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. ... Hyndburn is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. ... Logo The City of Lancaster (2002 population: 133,914) is a local government district with city status in Lancashire, England. ... Pendle is a district borough of Lancashire, England, on the North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire borders. ... Preston is a city and local government district in Lancashire, England and is located on the River Ribble. ... Ribble Valley is a local government district with borough status in the administrative county of Lancashire, England. ... Rossendale is a local government district with borough status. ... South Ribble is a local government district and borough in Lancashire, England. ... West Lancashire is a local government district in Lancashire, England. ... This article is about the district of Wyre in England. ...


Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen are unitary authorities which form part of the county for various functions such as Lord Lieutenant but do not come under county council control.[6] The Lancashire Constabulary covers the two unitary authorities.[7] The ceremonial county, the area including the unitary authorities, borders Cumbria, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and the metropolitan counties of Greater Manchester, and Merseyside and forms part of the North West England region.[8] It has been suggested that South Shore, Blackpool be merged into this article or section. ... Blackburn with Darwen (Dwrgwyn) is a borough in Lancashire, North West England. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Flag of a Lord-Lieutenant The title Lord-Lieutenant is given to the British monarchs personal representatives around the United Kingdom. ... Lancashire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the ceremonial county of Lancashire in the North West England. ... Cumbria (IPA: ), is a shire county in the extreme North West of England. ... North Yorkshire is a non-metropolitan or shire county, located in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, and a ceremonial county in that region and also partly in North East England. ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. ... North West England is one of the nine regions of England. ...


Lancashire County Council

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The county council, serving the shire county, is based in County Hall in Preston, built as a home for the Lancashire county administration (including the Quarter Sessions and Lancashire Constabulary) and opened on September 14, 1882.[9] Lancashire County Council is the local authority for the county of Lancashire, England. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Preston is a city and local government district in Lancashire, England and is located on the River Ribble. ... The Courts of Quarter Sessions or Quarter Sessions were periodic courts held in each county and county borough in England and Wales until 1972, when together with the Assize courts they were abolished by the Courts Act 1971 and replaced by a single permanent Crown Court of England and Wales. ... Lancashire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the ceremonial county of Lancashire in the North West England. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Local elections for 84 councillors from 84 divisions are held every four years. The council is currently Labour Party controlled.[10] Lancashire Council is elected every four years. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in England, Scotland and Wales. ...


Physical geography

County top

The highest point of the ceremonial county is Gragareth, near Whernside, which reaches a height of 627 m (2,057 ft).[11] However, Green Hill near to Gragareth has also been cited as the county top.[citation needed] The highest point within the historic boundaries is Coniston Old Man in the Lake District at 803 m (2,634 ft).[12] Whernside is a mountain in the Yorkshire Dales. ... Green Hill, is a mountain in north west England. ... Peak bagging (also hill bagging, mountain bagging, or among enthusiasts, just bagging) is a popular activity for hillwalkers and mountaineers in which they attempt to reach the summit of each peak in a region above some height, or having a particular feature. ... The Old Man of Coniston is a fell in the English Lake District. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Rivers and lakes

Lancashire drains west from the Pennines into the Irish Sea. The major rivers which discharge into the sea are the Mersey (which forms the historic border with Cheshire and is now located entirely outside the ceremonial county), Ribble, Wyre and Lune. Now within Cumbria are the Leven and Duddon (which forms the historic border with Cumberland). Major tributaries of these rivers include the Calder, Crake, Darwen, Douglas, Hodder, Irwell, Roch, Tame and Yarrow. Typical Pennine scenery. ... Ferry across the Mersey, June 2005 The River Mersey is a river in north-western England. ... The Cheshire Plain - photo taken adjacent to Beeston Castle The Cheshire Plain - photo taken towards Merseyside The Cheshire Plain panorama - photo taken from Mid-Cheshire Ridge Cattle farming in the county Black-and-white timbered buildings on Nantwich High Street Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a... The River Ribble at Ribchester The River Ribble is a river that runs through North Yorkshire and Lancashire, in the North of England. ... Map sources for the Wyre estuary at grid reference SD340479 This article is about the River Wyre in Lancashire. ... The Lune passing through Lancaster The Lune passing through the gorge between the outlying fells of the Lake District and the Howgill Fells, with the local road, M6 motorway, and West Coast Main Line railway sharing the valley with the river The River Lune is a river of the United... The River Leven is a short river in the (administrative) county of Cumbria, falling within the historic county of Lancashire. ... The Duddon is a river of north-west England. ... Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... The River Calder is a major tributary of the River Ribble starting above Burnley in Lancashire. ... The River Crake is a short river in the historic county of Lancashire (administrative county of Cumbria) in north-west England. ... The River Darwen is a river running through Darwen and Blackburn in Lancashire. ... The River Douglas, also known as the River Asland, is a river in Lancashire in the north west of England. ... The River Hodder is a river in Lancashire, England. ... The River Irwell is a river in the counties of Lancashire and Greater Manchester in England. ... The River Roch (pronounced roach) is a river in Greater Manchester in north-west England, a tributary of the River Irwell that gives Rochdale its name. ... The River Tame is a river in Greater Manchester, England. ... The River Yarrow is a river in Lancashire. ...


Within the historic boundaries are the lakes of Windermere, Coniston Water and Esthwaite Water in the Lake District, which now form part of Cumbria.[13][14] Windermere forms the traditional border with Westmorland, as does the River Brathay which feeds the lake at its northern end and the River Winster and flows into the Kent estuary to the south-east. Windermere from the north. ... Coniston Water as seen from Holme Fell, 3 kilometres to the north. ... Esthwaite Water is one of the smaller and less well-known lakes in the Lake District national park. ... Westmorland (formerly also spelt Westmoreland, an even older spelling is Westmerland) is an area of north west England and one of the 39 historic counties of England. ... The Brathay is a river of north-west England. ... The River Winster is a river in the English county of Cumbria. ... The River Kent is a short river in the county of Cumbria in England. ...


History

Main article: History of Lancashire
The historic county boundaries
The historic county boundaries

The county was established in 1182[2] and later than many other counties. In the Domesday Book, its lands between the Ribble and the Mersey had been part of Cheshire and the territory to the north formed part of the West Riding of Yorkshire.[15] It bordered on Cumberland, Westmorland, Yorkshire, and Cheshire. Lancashire was established as a county in 1182, making it one of the youngest of the traditional counties of England, although there is evidence that the boundaries of the county were settled as early as 1100. ... Image File history File links Lancashire_rose. ... Image File history File links Lancashire_rose. ... The Red Rose of Lancaster is the county flower of Lancashire. ... Image File history File links EnglandLancashireTrad. ... Image File history File links EnglandLancashireTrad. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... The River Ribble at Ribchester The River Ribble is a river that runs through North Yorkshire and Lancashire, in the North of England. ... The Cheshire Plain - photo taken adjacent to Beeston Castle The Cheshire Plain - photo taken towards Merseyside The Cheshire Plain panorama - photo taken from Mid-Cheshire Ridge Cattle farming in the county Black-and-white timbered buildings on Nantwich High Street Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a... The West Riding as an administrative county prior to its abolition in 1974. ... Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Westmorland (formerly also spelt Westmoreland, an even older spelling is Westmerland) is an area of north west England and one of the 39 historic counties of England. ...


The county was divided into the six hundreds of Amounderness, Blackburn, Leyland, Lonsdale, Salford and West Derby.[16] Lonsdale was further partitioned into Lonsdale North, which was the detached part north of Morecambe Bay (also known as Furness), and Lonsdale South. A hundred is an administrative division, frequently used in Europe and New England, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ... Amounderness (Andernes in ancient times) is an area of England. ... Blackburnshire was a former district of England around the town of Blackburn. ... The Leyland hundred, or Leylandshire, was a hundred of the English county of Lancashire. ... Lonsdale was a hundred of the English county of Lancashire. ... The hundred of Salford (sometimes known as Salfordshire) was an ancient division of the county of Lancashire. ... The hundred of West Derby (sometimes known as West Derbyshire, not to be confused with Derbyshire, which has a district formerly called West Derbyshire) is an ancient subdivision of Lancashire, covering the south-west of the county. ... Morecambe Bay at low tide from Hest Bank, looking towards Grange-over-Sands. ... Furness (IPA: ) is a peninsula in the southern part of Cumbria, in north-west England. ...


The Red Rose of Lancaster is the traditional symbol for the House of Lancaster, immortalized in the verse "In the battle for England's head/York was white, Lancaster red" (referring to the 15th century War of the Roses). The Red Rose of Lancaster is the county flower of Lancashire. ... The House of Lancaster is a dynasty of English kings. ... The House of York was a branch of the English royal House of Plantagenet, three of whom became English kings in the late 15th century. ... Lancaster York For other uses, see Wars of the Roses (disambiguation). ...


Lancashire is now much smaller than its historic extent due to a local government reform.[17] In 1889 an administrative county of Lancashire was created, covering the historic county except for county boroughs such as Liverpool and Manchester.[18] The area covered by the Lord-Lieutenant (termed now a ceremonial county) continued to cover the entirety of the administrative county along with the county boroughs, and thus was expanded slightly whenever boroughs annexed areas in other neighbouring counties. Examples of this include Wythenshawe (an area of Manchester south of the River Mersey and historically in Cheshire), and southern Warrington. This area also did not cover the western part of Todmorden, where the traditional border between Lancashire and Yorkshire runs through the middle of the town. The division into counties is one of the larger divisions of England. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Location within England Coordinates: , Country  United Kingdom Constituent country  England Region North West England Ceremonial county Historic county Merseyside Lancashire Admin HQ Liverpool Founded 1207 City Status 1880 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Liverpool City Council Area  - Borough & City 43. ... Manchester (pronounced ) is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Wythenshawe is a district in the south of the City of Manchester, in North West England. ... Manchester (pronounced ) is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... Ferry across the Mersey, June 2005 The River Mersey is a river in north-western England. ... The Cheshire Plain - photo taken adjacent to Beeston Castle The Cheshire Plain - photo taken towards Merseyside The Cheshire Plain panorama - photo taken from Mid-Cheshire Ridge Cattle farming in the county Black-and-white timbered buildings on Nantwich High Street Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


During the 20th century the county became increasingly urbanised, particularly the southern part. To the existing county boroughs of Barrow-in-Furness, Blackburn, Bolton, Bootle, Burnley, Bury, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale, Salford, St Helens and Wigan were added Blackpool (1904), Southport (1905), and Warrington (1900). The county boroughs also had many boundary extensions. The borders around the Manchester area were particularly complicated, with narrow protrusions of the administrative county between the county boroughs - Lees urban district formed a detached part of the administrative county, between Oldham county borough and the West Riding of Yorkshire.[19] (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Barrow-in-Furness is a town in Cumbria, England. ... This article is about Blackburn in Lancashire, England. ... Bolton is a large town in the north-west of England. ... Bootle is a town on the Mersey Estuary, North West England. ... Burnley is a large market town in the north-east of Lancashire in north-west England with a population of 89,542[1] (2001 census). ... Bury is a town in the north of Greater Manchester in the North West of England. ... Location within England Coordinates: , Country  United Kingdom Constituent country  England Region North West England Ceremonial county Historic county Merseyside Lancashire Admin HQ Liverpool Founded 1207 City Status 1880 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Liverpool City Council Area  - Borough & City 43. ... Manchester (pronounced ) is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... For the larger local government district, see Metropolitan Borough of Oldham. ... Preston is a city and local government district in Lancashire, England and is located on the River Ribble. ... For the larger local government district, see Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale. ... For other uses, see Salford (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, North West England. ... It has been suggested that South Shore, Blackpool be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Southport (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Lees is an urban district and village, lying two miles to the east of Oldham town centre in Greater Manchester, England. ...

Pendle Hill, a landmark in the history of the Society of Friends.
Pendle Hill, a landmark in the history of the Society of Friends.

By the census of 1971 the population of Lancashire (including all its associated county boroughs) had reached 5,129,416, making it then the most populous geographic county in the UK. The administrative county of Lancashire was also the most populous of its type outside of London, with a population of 2,280,359 in 1961. Image File history File linksMetadata Pendle_hill. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Pendle_hill. ... Pendle Hill (summit 557 m above mean sea level) is located in the north-east of Lancashire, England, near the towns of Burnley, Colne, Nelson and Clitheroe. ... The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, is a movement that began in England in the 17th century. ... The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


On 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, the administrative county of Lancashire was abolished, as were the county boroughs. The urbanised southern part largely became part of two new metropolitan counties. The south-western part became part of Merseyside, the south-eastern part was incorporated into Greater Manchester.[20] The new county of Cumbria took the Furness exclave.[2] The boroughs of Liverpool, Knowsley, St Helens and Sefton were entirely from Lancashire. In Greater Manchester the successor boroughs were Bury, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham (part), Rochdale, Salford, Tameside (part), Trafford (part) and Wigan. is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... The six metropolitan counties shown within England The metropolitan counties are a type of county-level subnational entity in current use in England. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ... Cumbria (IPA: ), is a shire county in the extreme North West of England. ... Location within England Coordinates: , Country  United Kingdom Constituent country  England Region North West England Ceremonial county Historic county Merseyside Lancashire Admin HQ Liverpool Founded 1207 City Status 1880 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Liverpool City Council Area  - Borough & City 43. ... Knowsley is a metropolitan borough in the metropolitan county of Merseyside, England. ... St Helens is a Metropolitan Borough in Merseyside, North West England. ... See Sefton, New South Wales for the suburb of Sydney, Australia. ... The Metropolitan borough of Bury is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in the northwest of England. ... The Metropolitan borough of Bolton is a metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. ... Manchester (pronounced ) is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... This article relates to the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham. ... The Metropolitan borough of Rochdale is a metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester in North West England. ... The City of Salford is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... Tameside is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in north west England. ... The Metropolitan Borough of Trafford is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... The Metropolitan Borough of Wigan is a Metropolitan Borough of Greater Manchester, in the North West of England. ...


Warrington and Widnes, south of the new Merseyside/Greater Manchester border, rather than become part of Greater Manchester or Merseyside were instead made part of the new non-metropolitan county of Cheshire. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Arms of the former Widnes Municipal Borough Council Widnes is a town in the borough of Halton and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. ... The Cheshire Plain - photo taken adjacent to Beeston Castle The Cheshire Plain - photo taken towards Merseyside The Cheshire Plain panorama - photo taken from Mid-Cheshire Ridge Cattle farming in the county Black-and-white timbered buildings on Nantwich High Street Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a...


The urban districts of Barnoldswick and Earby, the Bowland Rural District and the parishes of Bracewell and Brogden and Salterforth from the Skipton Rural District from the West Riding of Yorkshire became part of the new Lancashire.[3] Statistics Population: 12,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SD875465 Administration District: Pendle Shire county: Lancashire Region: North West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Lancashire Historic county: Yorkshire (West Riding) Services Police force: Lancashire Constabulary Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: North West Post office... Earby is a town in the North-West of England, near Barnoldswick and about five miles north of Colne. ... Bowland was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974. ... Bracewell and Brogden is a civil parish in the Pendle district of Lancashire, England. ... Skipton was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974. ... The West Riding as an administrative county prior to its abolition in 1974. ...


One parish, Simonswood, was transferred from the borough of Knowsley in Merseyside to the district of West Lancashire in 1994.[21] Simonswood is a civil parish in the West Lancashire district of Lancashire, England. ... Knowsley is a metropolitan borough in the metropolitan county of Merseyside, England. ... West Lancashire is a local government district in Lancashire, England. ...


In 1998 the county borough system re-appeared in all but name, when Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen became independent unitary authorities. It has been suggested that South Shore, Blackpool be merged into this article or section. ... Blackburn with Darwen (Dwrgwyn) is a borough in Lancashire, North West England. ... A unitary authority is a term used in a two-tier local government system to describe a unit of local government that operates as a single tier. ...


The City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, founded in 1742, was named after Lancashire. It's neighbor city, York, PA is located about 30 miles to the west. The War of the Roses tradition continued with Lancaster using as its symbol the red rose, and York, the white. Nickname: Location of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania Location of Lancaster in Lancaster County Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lancaster Founded 1730 Incorporated March 10, 1818 Government  - Mayor Rick Gray (D) Area  - City  7. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded Incorporated Borough:September 24, 1787 City:January 11, 1887 York County Mayor John Brenner Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 13. ... The War or Wars of the Roses may refer to, or have been referred to by: The historical Wars of the Roses, the civil war that took place in Mediæval Britain between the House of York and the House of Lancaster. ...


Northern England referenda, 2004

In 2004 the Boundary Committee for England published recommendations for a new systems of unitary authorities in the North West. A referendum in the North East rejected a similar reform there and plans to hold a further reform in the North West, including Lancashire, were cancelled. The three northern regions. ... The Boundary Committee for England is an independent body in England responsible for defining borders for local elections; and for conducting reviews of local government areas. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... The three northern regions. ...


Local identity

A pressure group, the Friends of Real Lancashire, seek to promote use of the historic borders, and raised a petition in 1994 with 30,000 signatures calling "for the restoration of Lancashire's historic boundaries"[22][23] - the petition requested that the "Metropolitan Counties of Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cumbria [sic] be abolished and the real and historic county of Lancashire be restored". There is also a long-running campaign for Southport to be removed from Sefton in Merseyside.[24] The Friends of Real Lancashire are a pressure group affiliated to the Association of British Counties calling for the wider recognition of the historic boundaries of Lancashire. ... For other uses, see Southport (disambiguation). ... See Sefton, New South Wales for the suburb of Sydney, Australia. ...


Greater Manchester was never adopted as a postal county by the Royal Mail, and so places in Greater Manchester retained their Lancashire and Cheshire addresses. Bolton and Wigan, for example, are still classed as parts of Lancashire. Other changes to the administrative borders were reflected in the postal counties. The postal counties of the United Kingdom, now known officially as the former postal counties, were subdivisions of the UK in routine use by the Royal Mail until 1996. ... Royal Mail is the national postal service of the United Kingdom. ...


Duchy of Lancaster

The Duchy of Lancaster is one of two remaining royal duchies in the United Kingdom. It has large landholdings throughout the region and elsewhere, and operates as a property company, but also exercises the right of the Crown in the County Palatine of Lancaster.[25] The Duchy's website now describes the County Palatine as comprising of "the counties of Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and the Furness area of Cumbria"[26]. These new counties include areas formerly in Cheshire and Yorkshire and it is unclear as to whether this is a reference to the whole of the new counties or just the parts that comprised the Palatine prior to the 1974 boundary changes. However, in 1992 it was stated by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, William Waldegrave that the "boundaries of the county palatine are the same as the county boundaries which existed prior to local government reorganisation in 1973"[27] A not-so-nice duchy. ... The Cheshire Plain - photo taken adjacent to Beeston Castle The Cheshire Plain - photo taken towards Merseyside The Cheshire Plain panorama - photo taken from Mid-Cheshire Ridge Cattle farming in the county Black-and-white timbered buildings on Nantwich High Street Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... William Arthur Waldegrave, Baron Waldegrave of North Hill, PC (born August 15, 1946), educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and now a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford is a British Conservative politician who served in the Cabinet from 1990 until 1997. ...


High Sheriffs for Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside are appointed "within the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster".[28]


The Duchy administers bona vacantia within the County Palatine, receiving the property of persons who die intestate, and where the legal ownership cannot be ascertained. Bona vacantia (Latin for vacant goods) is a common law doctrine in the United Kingdom under which ownerless property passes by law to the Crown. ...


There is no separate Duke of Lancaster, the title having merged in the Crown many centuries ago - but the Duchy is administered by the Queen in Right of the Duchy of Lancaster. A separate court system for the county palatine was finally abolished by Courts Act 1971. A particular form of the The Loyal Toast is still in regular local use: 'The Queen, Duke of Lancaster'. The Courts Act 1971 is a UK Act of Parliament reforming and modernising the courts system. ... The Loyal Toast is the first toast to be given at a formal gathering by the presiding person. ...


Industry and commerce

Lancashire in the 19th century was a major centre of industrial activity and hence of wealth. Activities included mining and textile production (particularly cotton), though on the coast there was also fishing. Historically, the docks in Preston were an industrial port, though are now disused for commercial purposes. Lancashire was historically the location of the Mersey Ports (now on Merseyside) while Barrow-in-Furness (now in Cumbria) is famous for shipbuilding. Cotton ready for harvest. ... Preston is a city and local government district in Lancashire, England and is located on the River Ribble. ... Barrow-in-Furness is a town in Cumbria, England. ... Men from Francisco de Orellanas expedition building a small brigantine, the San Pedro, to be used in the search for food Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ...


Today Lancashire is home to firms such as BAE Systems (which has four factories in Lancashire including Warton Aerodrome and BAE Samlesbury, major centres of production for the Eurofighter Typhoon and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter), Heinz, TVR cars, Leyland Trucks and Marconi telecoms. BAE Systems plc is the worlds fourth largest defence contractor,[3] the largest in Europe and a commercial aerospace manufacturer. ... Warton Aerodrome (IATA: N/A, ICAO: EGNO) is located near to Warton village on the Fylde peninsula in Lancashire, England. ... BAE Samlesbury is a BAE Systems aerospace facility on the outskirts of Blackburn, Lancashire, England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... TVR 280i TVR S series 1986 TVR 280i Coupe 1984 TVR 350i 1986 TVR Chimaera TVR Cerbera TVR Sagaris, one of the many TVR cars manufactured in Blackpool Two TVRs at the Northampton and Lamport Railway during a Car show held at the railway TVR No. ... Leyland is a town in the borough of South Ribble, Lancashire, United Kingdom, approximately 6 miles south of Preston. ... The Marconi Corporation plc is a radio, telecommunication, and internet equipment manufacturing company, formerly known as The General Electric Company (GEC) and Marconi plc. ...


Economic output

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added[29] Agriculture[30] Industry[31] Services[32]
1995 13,789 344 5,461 7,984
2000 16,584 259 6,097 10,229
2003 19,206 294 6,352 12,560

Transport

Lancashire has a well-developed transport infrastructure[33] with an extensive network of motorways covering the county. The West Coast Main Line provides direct rail links with London and other major cities, with stations at Preston and Lancaster. The county has many other railway stations. The county is served by Blackpool International Airport, however Manchester Airport in Greater Manchester is the main airport in the region. Liverpool John Lennon Airport, on Merseyside is also nearby. The WCML running alongside the M1 motorway at Watford Gap in Northamptonshire A Virgin Pendolino and freight train on the WCML The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important intercity railway lines in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Preston Railway Station in Preston, Lancashire is on the West Coast Main Line. ... Lancaster railway station is a railway station that serves the town of Lancaster in Lancashire. ... Destinations poster in the public hall Blackpool International Airport (IATA: BLK, ICAO: EGNH) is a small international airport, 2. ... For the United States airport, see Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. ... Liverpool John Lennon Airport (IATA: LPL, ICAO: EGGP) is an airport serving the English city of Liverpool. ...


Heysham and Fleetwood offer ferry services to Ireland and the Isle of Man.[34] As part of its industrial past, Lancashire gave rise to an extensive network of canals, which extend into neighbouring counties. These include the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Lancaster Canal, Bridgewater Canal, Rochdale Canal, Ashton Canal and Manchester Ship Canal. Stone graves overlooking Morecambe Bay, with the mountains of the Lake District in the distance Heysham (pronounced hee-sham) is a small, coastal village near Lancaster in the county of Lancashire in England. ... Fleetwood is a shit hole in Lancashire, England, lying at the northwest corner of the Fylde and part of the Wyre local authority area. ... The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is a canal in the north of England running from Liverpool, Merseyside to Leeds, West Yorkshire. ... The Lancaster Canal is a canal in Lancashire in the north of England, originally planned to run from Westhoughton in Lancashire to Kendal in south Cumbria (then in Westmorland). ... The Bridgewater Canal is a canal in North West England, near Manchester. ... A Lock on the Rochdale Canal with water flowing over the gate due to the lack of a side channel. ... Jockeys Swivel and Footbridge at Lumb Lane, Droylsden, c1900 Portland Basin, Ashton-under-Lyne, with the Tame Aqueduct in the foreground, 1962 The Ashton Canal runs six miles (10 km) from central Manchester to Ashton-under-Lyne and it rises through 18 locks to make a head-on junction... The canal at its Manchester end, looking towards Old Trafford. ...


Demographics

The major settlements in the ceremonial county are concentrated on the Fylde coast (the Blackpool Urban Area), and a belt of towns running west-east along the M65 - Preston, Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley, Nelson and Colne. South of Preston are the towns of Leyland and Chorley - the three formed part of the Central Lancashire New Town designated in 1970. The north is generally sparsely populated, with Morecambe and Lancaster forming a small conurbation. Fylde is a peninsula in western Lancashire, England. ... Greater Blackpool is an informal name for the urban area surrounding Blackpool in Lancashire, England. ... The M65 motorway is a major road in England. ... Preston is a city and local government district in Lancashire, England and is located on the River Ribble. ... This article is about Blackburn in Lancashire, England. ... Arms of the former Accrington Municipal Borough Council Blackburn Road near Church Accrington is a small former mill town in Lancashire, England; situated in the North West. ... Burnley is a large market town in the north-east of Lancashire in north-west England with a population of 89,542[1] (2001 census). ... Location within the British Isles Nelson is a town in Lancashire in north-west England with a population of around 30,000. ... Colne Colne is a town in east Lancashire, in the north-west of England, with a population of around 20,000. ... Leyland is a town in the borough of South Ribble, Lancashire, United Kingdom, approximately 6 miles south of Preston. ... {{infobox #REDIRECT [[UK place| |country = England |lat[[Media:Example. ... Central Lancashire was a designated new town in England. ... Morecambe is a resort town in the Lancaster district of Lancashire, England. ... Lancaster is a city within Lancashire, in North West England. ...


Settlements

Main article: List of places in Lancashire.

The table below has divided the settlements into their local authority district. Each district has a centre of administration; for some of these correlate with a district's largest town, while others are named after the geographical area. This is a list of settlements in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, England. ...

Ceremonial county Administration borough/district Centre of administration Other towns, villages and settlements
Lancashire Blackburn with Darwen Borough (Unitary) Blackburn Belmont, Chapeltown, Darwen, Edgworth, Tockholes
Blackpool Borough (Unitary) Blackpool Bispham, Layton
Burnley Borough Burnley Harle Syke, Padiham, Rose Grove, Worsthorne.
Chorley Borough Chorley Adlington, Clayton-le-Woods, Coppull, Croston, Eccleston, Euxton, Whittle-le-Woods
Fylde Borough Lytham St Annes Freckleton, Kirkham, Warton, Wrea Green
Hyndburn Borough Accrington Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle, Rishton
City of Lancaster Lancaster Bolton-le-Sands, Carnforth, Heysham, Morecambe,
Pendle Borough Nelson Barnoldswick †, Barrowford, Brierfield, Colne, Earby †, Foulridge, Trawden
City of Preston Preston Barton, Broughton, Fulwood, Goosnargh, Grimsargh, Whittingham
Ribble Valley Borough Clitheroe Bolton-by-Bowland, Chipping, Hurst Green, Longridge, Read, Ribchester, Slaidburn, Whalley, Wilpshire,
Rossendale Borough Rawtenstall Bacup, Chatterton, Edenfield, Haslingden, Helmshore, Whitworth
South Ribble Borough Leyland Bamber Bridge, Farington, Longton, Lostock Hall, Penwortham, Samlesbury, Walton-le-Dale
West Lancashire District Ormskirk Appley Bridge, Aughton, Banks, Bickerstaffe, Burscough, Downholland, Great Altcar, Halsall, Lathom, Parbold, Rufford, Scarisbrick, Skelmersdale, Tarleton, Upholland
Wyre Borough Poulton-le-Fylde Churchtown, Cleveleys, Fleetwood, Garstang, Pilling, Preesall, St Michael's On Wyre, Thornton
This table does not form an extensive list of the settlements in the ceremonial county. More settlements can be found at Category:Towns in Lancashire, Category:Villages in Lancashire, and Category:Parishes of Lancashire.

Some settlements which were historically part of the county now fall under the counties of West Yorkshire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cumbria:[2][3][20][35][18][36][37] Blackburn with Darwen (Dwrgwyn) is a borough in Lancashire, North West England. ... This article is about Blackburn in Lancashire, England. ... It is a village with about 200 inhabitants and two amazing pubs. ... Chapeltown is a village of the civil parish of North Turton, in the Blackburn with Darwen unitary authority, in the north west of England. ... Arms of the former Darwen Borough Council Darwen is a small market town in Lancashire, which extends onto the West Pennine Moors. ... Edgworth is a small village located north east of North Turton between Broadhead Brook on the west (expanded artificially to form the Wayoh reservoir) and Quarlton Brook in the south east. ... Tockholes is a village and civil parish in the English county of Lancashire. ... It has been suggested that South Shore, Blackpool be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that South Shore, Blackpool be merged into this article or section. ... Bispham, Blackpool is a village roughly one-and-a-half miles north of Blackpool town centre. ... Layton is a district of the town of Blackpool in the county of Lancashire, England. ... Burnley is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire in North West England. ... Burnley is a large market town in the north-east of Lancashire in north-west England with a population of 89,542[1] (2001 census). ... Padiham is a small town (population of 8,998 according to the 2001 census), on the River Calder amid the hills of north-east Lancashire, England, situated approximately three miles to the west of Burnley and south of Pendle Hill. ... Church of St. ... Chorley is a local government district with borough status, in Lancashire, England. ... {{infobox #REDIRECT [[UK place| |country = England |lat[[Media:Example. ... Adlington is a town in Lancashire, England near the West Pennine Moors and the larger town of Chorley. ... Clayton-Le-Woods is a large village in the Lancashire borough of Chorley. ... Coppull (historically known as Cophulle, Crophull or Crophill), meaning a cropped hill or a hill rising to a peak”, is a Lancashire village about 300 feet above sea level, bounded by Whittle Brook, Clancutt Brook, the River Yarrow, Eller Brook, Hic-Bibi Brook and Stars Brook. ... CROSTON Croston village is between Chorley & Southport and is next to the River Yarrow. ... Eccleston, Chorley, Lancashire Eccleston is a village located in Chorley Borough, Lancashire. ... Euxton is a village in Lancashire, England. ... Whittle-le-Woods is a village and borough of Chorley in the county of Lancashire in north-west England. ... Fylde is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. ... Lytham St Annes is a conurbation in the Fylde district of Lancashire, England. ... Freckleton is a small town on the Fylde coast in Lancashire, England, to the south of Kirkham and east of the genteel seaside resorts of LythamSt Annes. ... Map sources for Kirkham, Lancashire at grid reference SD426321 Kirkham, or Kirkam-in-Amounderness is a town in Fylde area of Lancashire, England, between Blackpool and Preston. ... Warton is a village on the Fylde peninsula, and the borough of Fylde in Lancashire, England, approximately six miles from Preston and eight from Blackpool. ... Wrea Green is a village in the Fylde borough of Lancashire, UK. It lies about 2 miles west of Kirkham. ... Hyndburn is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. ... Arms of the former Accrington Municipal Borough Council Blackburn Road near Church Accrington is a small former mill town in Lancashire, England; situated in the North West. ... Church is a suburb of Accrington in the Hyndburn district of Lancashire, England, about a mile west of Accrington town centre. ... Clayton-le-Moors is a town near Blackburn in Lancashire two miles north of Accrington. ... Location within the British Isles Great Harwood is an urban district in the Hyndburn parliamentary division of Lancashire, England, 4 1/2 miles north east of Blackburn. ... Rhyddings Park Oswaldtwistle is a town on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Lancashire, 3 m. ... Rishton is a small town in the Hyndburn district of Lancashire, England, about 2 miles west of Clayton-le-Moors and 4 miles east of Blackburn. ... Logo The City of Lancaster (2002 population: 133,914) is a local government district with city status in Lancashire, England. ... Lancaster is a city within Lancashire, in North West England. ... Bolton-Le-Sands is a large village in the Lancaster district of Lancashire, England. ... Carnforth is a small town near Lancaster in the north of Lancashire, England, situated at the north-east end of Morecambe Bay, by the River Keer. ... Stone graves overlooking Morecambe Bay, with the mountains of the Lake District in the distance Heysham (pronounced hee-sham) is a small, coastal village near Lancaster in the county of Lancashire in England. ... Morecambe is a resort town in the Lancaster district of Lancashire, England. ... Pendle is a district borough of Lancashire, England, on the North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire borders. ... Location within the British Isles Nelson is a town in Lancashire in north-west England with a population of around 30,000. ... Statistics Population: 12,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SD875465 Administration District: Pendle Shire county: Lancashire Region: North West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Lancashire Historic county: Yorkshire (West Riding) Services Police force: Lancashire Constabulary Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: North West Post office... Barrowford is a large village and civil parish in the Pendle district of Lancashire, England. ... Brierfield is a small town (population approx. ... Colne Colne is a town in east Lancashire, in the north-west of England, with a population of around 20,000. ... Earby is a town in the North-West of England, near Barnoldswick and about five miles north of Colne. ... Foulridge is a small village in Lancashire close to the border with West Yorkshire. ... Trawden is a medium sized but rapidly expanding village in Lancashire, England, situated at the foot of Boulsworth hill. ... Preston is a city and local government district in Lancashire, England and is located on the River Ribble. ... Preston is a city and local government district in Lancashire, England and is located on the River Ribble. ... Barton is a linear village and civil parish in the City of Preston district of Lancashire, England. ... Broughton is a village and civil parish in the Preston district of Lancashire, England, about four miles north of Preston city centre. ... Fulwood is a suburb in the city of Preston in Lancashire, England, about two miles north of the city centre. ... Goosnargh Goosnargh is a Betelgeusian word used in Douglas Adams Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy book, So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish. ... Map sources for Grimsargh at grid reference SD585345 Grimsargh is a village to the east of Preston in Lancashire, England. ... Whittingham is a village in Preston Lancashire. ... Ribble Valley is a local government district with borough status in the administrative county of Lancashire, England. ... Arms of Clitheroe Town Council Clitheroe is a small civil parish of the borough of Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England. ... Bolton-by-Bowland (photo by Neil Clifton) Bolton-by-Bowland is a village and civil parish in the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire, England. ... Chipping is a village and civil parish of the borough of Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England, on the edge of the Forest of Bowland. ... Hurst Green is a small village in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, connected in its history to the Jesuit school, Stonyhurst College. ... Longridge is a small town in the borough of Ribble Valley in Lancashire, England, at the end of Longridge Fell, a long ridge above the River Ribble and is situated several miles north-east of the city of Preston. ... Read is an English village situated in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire. ... Ribchester is a village in the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire, England, near the towns of Blackburn and Preston. ... Slaidburn lies near the head of the River Hodder, in the Forest of Bowland AONB. Slaidburn parish includes Newton in Bowland, Dunsop Bridge and Easington, and lies in the ancient West Riding of Yorkshire, although the Local Government Act 1972 theoretically made the inhabitants Lancastrian, administered by Lancashire County Council... Whalley is a large village in the Ribble Valley on the banks of the River Calder in Lancashire. ... Wilpshire is a village/suburb to the north of Blackburn in the county of Lancashire. ... Rossendale is a local government district with borough status. ... Rawtenstall is a town of industrial origin located at the centre of the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire. ... Bacup is a town of the Rossendale Borough, in Lancashire, England. ... Chatterton is a small hamlet in the southern part of the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire. ... Edenfield is an upland village in the southern part of the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire in England. ... Haslingden is a small town in the Rossendale Valley in Lancashire, lying 19 miles north of Manchester. ... Helmshore is a village in the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire. ... Whitworth View Whitworth is a town situated in the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, in England. ... South Ribble is a local government district and borough in Lancashire, England. ... Leyland is a town in the South Ribble borough of Lancashire, England. ... // Bamber Bridge is a village to the south of Preston, Lancashire, England. ... Farington is a small village to the immediate north of Leyland in Lancashire in the United Kingdom. ... Longton is a small rural community in the west of the borough of South Ribble, Lancashire about 5 km south west of Preston. ... Lostock Hall is a small village in Lancashire to the south of Preston and to the north of Farington. ... Penwortham is a small town on the South side of the River Ribble facing the city of Preston in Lancashire (UK). ... Samlesbury is a small village in the South Ribble area of Lancashire. ... Walton-Le-Dale is a primarily residential suburb of the city of Preston, Lancashire, England. ... West Lancashire is a local government district in Lancashire, England. ... Ormskirk is a market town in North West England, situated thirteen miles north of Liverpool and fifteen miles south of Preston. ... Not to be confused with Apperley Bridge which is also a small village on the Leeds - Liverpool canal just north of Bradford on the other side of the Pennines in West Yorkshire Appley Bridge is a small village in West Lancashire, Lancashire, England. ... Aughton is a village and civil parish within the West Lancashire district of Lancashire, England, between Ormskirk in Lancashire and Maghull in Merseyside. ... Banks is a large village in Lancashire, England. ... Bickerstaffe is a village and civil parish in the West Lancashire district of Lancashire, England. ... Location within the British Isles Burscough is a small town in England, situated in West Lancashire, to the North of Ormskirk and Skelmersdale. ... Downholland is a civil parish in Lancashire, England on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain. ... Great Altcar is a village in Sefton on Merseyside, close to Formby. ... Halsall is a village in West Lancashire, England, located close to Ormskirk, and on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. ... Map sources for Lathom at grid reference SD458107 Lathom is a village in Lancashire, England about 5 km northeast of Ormskirk. ... Parbold is a large commuter village and civil parish in the county of Lancashire. ... Rufford is a village in West Lancashire (Grid reference SD458155). ... Scarisbrick (commonly pronounced as Scays-brick) is a village in West Lancashire, England. ... Skelmersdale is a town within West Lancashire, in North West England. ... Tarleton is an English village situated in the Lancashire marshlands near Southport, and to the south of Preston. ... Upholland is a civil parish and small town in Lancashire, England, situated approximately three miles east of Skelmersdale and two miles west of Orrell. ... This article is about the district of Wyre in England. ... Poulton-le-Fylde is a town in the Wyre district of Lancashire in north-western England, at . The town has a population of 19,480 as of 2001 and occupies an area of 7. ... Kirkland is a civil parish located on the banks of the River Wyre midway between Preston and Lancaster in the English county of Lancashire. ... Map sources for Cleveleys at grid reference SD317433 Cleveleys (with its neighbouring town of Thornton, collectively known as Thornton-Cleveleys) is a town on the Fylde Coast of Lancashire, England, about 4 miles north of Blackpool and 2 miles south of Fleetwood. ... Fleetwood is a shit hole in Lancashire, England, lying at the northwest corner of the Fylde and part of the Wyre local authority area. ... Garstang is a small town in the county of Lancashire in the North of England, located within the borough of Wyre. ... Pilling is a village in Lancashire, in a part of the Fylde Coast known as Over Wyre. ... Preesall (until 1910 known as Preesall with Hackensall) is a civil parish in Lancashire, England. ... St Michaels on Wyre is a village in Lancashire, England, close to the River Wyre. ... Map sources for Thornton at grid reference SD339421 Thornton (with its neighbouring town of Cleveleys, together known as Thornton-Cleveleys) is a town on the Fylde coast of Lancashire, England, about 4 miles north of Blackpool and 2 miles south of Fleetwood. ... Download high resolution version (600x800, 44 KB)Blackpool Tower. ... Download high resolution version (600x800, 44 KB)Blackpool Tower. ... Looking down to the road below through the glass floor The Blackpool Tower is a tourist attraction in the town of Blackpool, Lancashire, in Northern England (grid reference SD306360). ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. ... The Cheshire Plain - photo taken adjacent to Beeston Castle The Cheshire Plain - photo taken towards Merseyside The Cheshire Plain panorama - photo taken from Mid-Cheshire Ridge Cattle farming in the county Black-and-white timbered buildings on Nantwich High Street Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a... Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ... Cumbria (IPA: ), is a shire county in the extreme North West of England. ...

Greater Manchester Ashton-in-Makerfield, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bolton, Bury, Chadderton, Denton, Eccles, Farnworth, Heywood, Horwich, Hindley, Leigh, Manchester, Middleton, Oldham, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Rochdale, Salford, Swinton and Pendlebury, Tyldesley, Westhoughton, Wigan
Merseyside Bootle, Crosby, Formby, Huyton, Kirkby, Liverpool, Maghull, Newton-le-Willows, Prescot, St Helens, Southport
Cumbria Barrow-in-Furness, Coniston, Dalton-in-Furness, Grange-over-Sands, Ulverston
Cheshire Warrington, Widnes
West Yorkshire Todmorden

Note: Cities are in bold
† - part of the West Riding of Yorkshire until 1974 Ashton-in-Makerfield is a town in the north west of England and is split between the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, and the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, Merseyside. ... Ashton-under-Lyne is a town in Greater Manchester with a population of 44,400 (2001 estimate). ... Bolton is a large town in the north-west of England. ... Bury is a town in the north of Greater Manchester in the North West of England. ... Statistics Population: 33,001 (2001 Census) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SD9005 Administration Metropolitan Borough: Oldham Metropolitan county: Greater Manchester Region: North West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Greater Manchester Historic county: Lancashire Services Police force: Greater Manchester Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance... Denton is a former hat-manufacturing town and suburb of Manchester, situated six miles east of the centre of the city of Manchester, United Kingdom. ... Location within the British Isles Eccles is a Small Town in the northwest of England that is in the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford but not, traditionally, part of Salford. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Heywood is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England. ... Horwich (pronounced Horrich) is a town and civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester, England. ... Hindley is a small town and component area of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester, England. ... Leigh is a town in Greater Manchester, in north west England. ... Manchester (pronounced ) is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... {infobox England place| |Latitude= 53. ... For the larger local government district, see Metropolitan Borough of Oldham. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Radcliffe is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, Greater Manchester (historically in Lancashire), England. ... For the larger local government district, see Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale. ... For other uses, see Salford (disambiguation). ... Swinton and Pendlebury is a municipal borough in the City of Salford, Greater Manchester, England. ... Tyldesley (pronounced tilds-lee) is a town and component area of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, north-west England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, North West England. ... Bootle is a town on the Mersey Estuary, North West England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Formby is a town on the Irish Sea coast of North West England. ... Huyton is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, in Merseyside, England. ... Arms of the former Kirkby Urban District Council Kirkby (pronounced - the second k is silent) is a new town in the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, Merseyside, England. ... Location within England Coordinates: , Country  United Kingdom Constituent country  England Region North West England Ceremonial county Historic county Merseyside Lancashire Admin HQ Liverpool Founded 1207 City Status 1880 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Liverpool City Council Area  - Borough & City 43. ... Maghull is a town in Sefton, Merseyside, England, within the traditional borders of Lancashire, and on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain. ... Location within the British Isles. ... Prescot is a town with the status of civil parish, 8 miles to the east of Liverpool in northwest England. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Southport (disambiguation). ... Barrow-in-Furness is a town in Cumbria, England. ... Coniston is a village in the region of Furness, the area of Lancashire that moved into the administrative county of Cumbria, in the United Kingdom. ... Market Street, Dalton-in-Furness Dalton-in-Furness is a small town of approximately 11,000 people outside Barrow-in-Furness. ... Grange-over-Sands is a town in Cumbria, England, and in the traditional county of Lancashire. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Arms of the former Widnes Municipal Borough Council Widnes is a town in the borough of Halton and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Historically, city status in England and Wales was associated with the presence of a cathedral, such as York Minster. ... The West Riding as an administrative county prior to its abolition in 1974. ...


Boundary changes to occur before 1974 include:[37]

  • Todmorden (split between Lancashire and Yorkshire) entirely to West Riding of Yorkshire in 1889
  • Mossley (split between Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cheshire) entirely to Lancashire in 1889
  • Stalybridge, entirely to Cheshire in 1889
  • the former county boroughs of Manchester and Warrington both extended south of the Mersey into historic Cheshire (areas such as Wythenshawe and Latchford)
  • correspondingly, the former county borough of Stockport extended north into historic Lancashire, including areas such as Reddish and the Heatons (Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor and Heaton Norris).

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Mossley is a town in Tameside on the north-east side of Greater Manchester. ... Statistics Population: 22,568 (2001 Census) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ963985 Administration District: Tameside Metropolitan county: Greater Manchester Region: North West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Greater Manchester Historic county: Cheshire / Lancashire Services Police force: Greater Manchester Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: North... Wythenshawe is a district in the south of the City of Manchester, in North West England. ... Statistics Population: 7,856 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ624871 Administration District: Warrington Shire county: Cheshire Region: North West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Cheshire Historic county: Cheshire Services Police force: Cheshire Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: North West Post office and telephone... Reddish is an area of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England. ... The Four Heatons (pop. ... Heaton Chapel is an area in the northern part of Stockport which borders the Manchester districts of Levenshulme to the north and the Stockport districts of Reddish, Heaton Moor and Heaton Norris to the east, west and south. ... Heaton Mersey is situated north west of Stockport, England on the border with Didsbury and Burnage. ... Heaton Moor is one of the Four Heatons located in Stockport. ... Heaton Norris is a mainly residential area of Stockport, England bordering on Heaton Moor and Heaton Chapel. ...

Sport

The newly redeveloped Deepdale stadium home of Preston North End

Lancashire is one of Britain's most successful sporting counties.[citation needed] Image File history File links Deepdale. ... Image File history File links Deepdale. ... Deepdale is a stadium in Preston, England, the home of Preston North End F.C. and Englands National Football Museum. ... Preston North End Football Club are a professional English football team. ...


Cricket

Lancashire County Cricket Club, based at the County Ground, Old Trafford,[38] has been one of the most successful county cricket teams, particularly in the one-day game. It is home to England cricket team members Andrew Flintoff, James Anderson and Sajid Mahmood. Lancashire County Cricket Club is one of the eighteen major county clubs which make up the English domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Lancashire. ... Lancashire CCC - main entrance The Old Trafford Cricket Ground[1], usually known as simply Old Trafford, is a cricket ground situated on Talbot Road in Trafford, Greater Manchester, England that has been the home of Manchester Cricket Club since 1856 and of the Lancashire County Cricket Club since it was... In the UK, County cricket is the domestic form of the sport of cricket that is considered to be first-class cricket. ... A night match at Old Trafford. ... The logo of the England Cricket Team which shows the three Lions of England below a five-pointed crown The England cricket team is a cricket team which represents England and Wales, operating under the auspices of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). ... Andrew Freddie Flintoff MBE (born 6 December 1977 Preston, Lancashire) is a first class cricketer who plays for Lancashire and England. ... James Michael (Jimmy) Anderson (born 30 July 1982 in Burnley, Lancashire) is an international English cricketer. ... Sajid Iqbal Mahmood (born 21 December 1981 in Bolton, Greater Manchester) is an English cricketer of Pakistani Janjua Rajput descent. ...


Historically important local cricket leagues include the Lancashire League and the Central Lancashire League, both of which were formed in 1892. These league clubs hire international professional players to play alongside their amateur players. The Yorkshire League and the Lancashire League formed two sections of the Rugby League Championship for much of its history. ... The Central Lancashire League (CLL) is a fifteen team cricket league in Lancashire, England. ...


Football

Six of the twelve clubs which founded the Football League were from Lancashire. The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ...


Based in ceremonial Lancashire are Premiership team Blackburn Rovers, Championship teams Burnley, Preston North End and Blackpool and from League Two: Accrington Stanley. For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short, the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. ... Burnley Football Club is a professional football club based in Burnley, in east Lancashire, England. ... Preston North End Football Club are an English football club located in the Deepdale area of the city of Preston, Lancashire, currently playing in the second tier of English league football, The Championship. ... Blackpool Football Club are an English football club from the Lancashire seaside resort of Blackpool, who will next season be playing in The Championship, the second tier of professional football in England, after winning the 2006-07 League One play-off final. ... Football League Two (often referred to as League Two for short or Coca-Cola Football League 2 for sponsorship reasons) is the third-highest division of The Football League and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... Accrington Stanley is a football club from Accrington in Lancashire, in the north-west of England, formed in 1968. ...


Based in other ceremonial counties are Premiership teams Bolton Wanderers, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Wigan Athletic. Oldham Athletic play in League One and Bury and Rochdale play in League Two. All of these teams are part of the historic county of Lancashire a county under which they have played for the majority of their history. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Manchester City Football Club is a large, English football club based in the city of Manchester. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Wigan Athletic Football Club is a professional football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ... Oldham Athletic Association Football Club are an English football team currently playing in Football League One. ... Bury Football Club are an English association football team based in Bury, Lancashire. ... Rochdale A.F.C. are an English football club based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. ... The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England. ...


Together these teams have achieved 51 Football League/ Premier League titles, 7 European Cups and 42 FA Cups. The Football League is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales, and is the oldest such competition in world football. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... Champions League Logo The UEFA Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between Europes most successful clubs, regarded as the most prestigious club trophy in the sport. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Rugby

Several successful rugby league teams are based within the historic boundaries of Lancashire, mainly in the south of the county: Rugby league football (usually shortened to rugby league, football, league or rugby) is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ...

Of these only Blackpool Panthers are based within the ceremonial county. Super League (Europe) began in March 1996 and is the only full-time professional rugby league competition operating in the northern hemisphere. ... Salford City Reds are a British professional rugby league club based in Salford near Manchester. ... St Helens Rugby League Football Club or simply Saints are a professional rugby league club from St Helens, England. ... Warrington Wolves are a professional rugby league team in the town of Warrington, Cheshire in England. ... Wigan Warriors are a professional rugby league team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester. ... The Rugby League National Leagues (currently known as the LHF Healthplan National Leagues as a result of sponsorship) form the basis for rugby league competition in Great Britain below Super League. ... Leigh Centurions are a professional rugby league club based in Leigh, in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. ... Rochdale Hornets are a British Rugby League Football Club. ... Widnes Vikings are a professional rugby league club based in Widnes, Cheshire. ... Barrow Raiders are a British rugby league team from Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. ... Blackpool Panthers are a rugby league team based in Blackpool, Lancashire. ... Oldham Roughyeds are a British Rugby league club, founded in 1876 and currently playing in the League One of the National Leagues. ... Swinton Lions is a British rugby league club from Swinton and Pendlebury, Greater Manchester, England. ...


Rugby union teams include Sale Sharks, Fylde, Orrell R.U.F.C. and Preston Grasshoppers. A rugby union scrum. ... Official website www. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Orrell Rugby Union Football Club is a rugby union team from Orrell, in Greater Manchester. ... Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team from Preston, Lancashire. ...


Other

Two of the nine golf courses on the Open Championship rota are in historic Lancashire: Royal Lytham & St Annes at Lytham St Annes and Royal Birkdale near Southport. Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams of players strike a ball into a hole using several types of clubs. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... Map sources for Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club at grid reference SD329286 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England is one of the courses in the Open Championship rotation. ... Lytham St Annes is a conurbation in the Fylde district of Lancashire, England. ... Royal Birkdale Golf Club in the town of Southport in Merseyside, England (but formerly in Lancashire), is one of the clubs in the Open Championship rotation. ... For other uses, see Southport (disambiguation). ...


Lancashire has a long history of wrestling, developing it's own style called Lancashire wrestling with many clubs that over the years have produced many renowned wrestlers. Some of these have crossed over into the mainstream world of professional wrestling, including Billy Riley, Davey Boy Smith, William Regal and The Dynamite Kid. Catch wrestling is a popular style of wrestling. ... Lancashire wrestlink is an historic wrestling style from Lancashire in England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... David Boy (Davey Boy) Smith (November 28, 1962 – May 18, 2002) was a British professional wrestler. ... William Regal as Goodwill Ambassador and Commissioner Darren Matthews aka William Regal (born May 10, 1965 in Staffordshire) is an English professional wrestler performing in World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand. ... The Dynamite Kid (left) with Davey Boy Smith The Dynamite Kid, real name Tom Billington, was a professional wrestler from England. ...


Cuisine

The Ashton Memorial, Lancaster
The Ashton Memorial, Lancaster

Lancashire is widely-known for its eponymous Lancashire Hotpot, a casserole dish traditionally made with lamb and for Lancashire cheese, reputed to be the best toasting cheese in the world. Other traditional foods from the area include: Download high resolution version (580x800, 97 KB)taken by me, 26/Mar/2004. ... Download high resolution version (580x800, 97 KB)taken by me, 26/Mar/2004. ... The Ashton Memorial is a folly in Williamson Park, Lancaster, England built between 1907 and 1909 by millionaire industrialist Baron Ashton in memory of his second wife, Jessy. ... Wikibooks Cookbook has an article on Lancashire hotpot Lancashire hotpot is a culinary dish consisting essentially of meat, onion and potatoes left to bake in the oven all day in a heavy pot and on a low heat. ... In cooking, a casserole (from the French for stew pan) is a large, deep, covered pot or dish used both in the oven and as a serving dish. ... It has been suggested that Lambing be merged into this article or section. ... Lancashire cheese, a crumbly British cows-milk cheese, is considered one of the premier products of that county. ... Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. ...

  • Black peas, also known as parched peas: popular in Bolton and Preston.
  • Black Pudding: long associated with the town of Bury.
  • Bury Simnel: cross between a fruitcake and a biscuit. Eaten on Simnel or Mid-Lent Sunday.
  • Butter Cake - slice of bread and butter.
  • Clapbread: oatcake.
  • Chorley cakes: from the town of Chorley.
  • Ducks: faggots as in savoury ducks.
  • Eccles cakes: from the town of Eccles.
  • Fag Pie: pie made from chopped dried figs, sugar and lard. Associated with Blackburn and Burnley where it was the highlight of Fag Pie Sunday (Mid-Lent Sunday).
  • Fish and Chips: first fish and chip shop in northern England opened in Mossley near Oldham around 1863.[39]
  • Frog-i'-th'-'ole pudding: now known as toad in the hole.
  • Frumenty: sweet porridge. Once a popular dish at Lancashire festivals like Christmas and Easter Monday.
  • Goosnargh Cakes: Small flat shortbread biscuits with coriander or caraway seeds pressed into the biscuit before baking. Traditionally baked on feast days like Shrove Tuesday.
  • Jannock: cake or small loaf of oatmeal. Allegedly introduced to Lancashire (possibly Bolton by Flemish weavers.
  • Nettle Porridge: a common starvation diet in Lancashire in the early 1800s. Made from boiled stinging nettles with perhaps a handful of meal.
  • Ormskirk Gingerbread: local delicacy which were sold all over South Lancashire
  • Pobs, Pobbies: bread and milk.
  • Potato Hotpot, a variation of the Lancashire Hotpot without meat also known as fatherless pie.
  • Ran Dan: barley bread. Food of last resort for the poor at the end of the 18th Century and beginning of the 19th Century.
  • Rag Pudding: Traditional Suet Pudding filled with Minced Meat and Onions.
  • Sad Cake: A traditional cake, perhaps a variation of the more widely known Chorley cake, once common around Burnley.
  • Scouse, a type of stew popular in Liverpool (historically part of Lancashire).
  • Throdkins: a traditional breakfast food of the Fylde.

Black Peas, sometimes called Parched Peas or Maple Peas are a traditional Lancashire dish served often on or around Bonfire Night (5th November). ... Bolton is a large town in the north-west of England. ... Preston is a city and local government district in Lancashire, England and is located on the River Ribble. ... Black pudding or blood pudding is a sausage made by cooking blood with a filler until it is thick enough to congeal when cooled. ... Bury is a town in the north of Greater Manchester in the North West of England. ... Simnel cake is a rich fruit cake, similar to a Christmas cake, covered in marzipan, and eaten at Easter in England. ... It has been suggested that Cuaresma be merged into this article or section. ... Wikibooks Cookbook has more about this subject: Oatcake An oatcake is a type of cracker or pancake, made from oatmeal, and sometimes flour as well. ... Chorley cakes are flattened, fruit-filled pastry cakes, traditionally associated with the town of Chorley in Lancashire, UK. They are a close relative of the more widely known Eccles cake, but have some significant differences. ... {{infobox #REDIRECT [[UK place| |country = England |lat[[Media:Example. ... Wikibooks Cookbook has more about this subject: Faggot A faggot is a kind of meatball, a traditional dish in the UK, especially the southwest of England, Wales, and the Black Country. ... An Eccles cake is a small, round cake filled with currants. ... Location within the British Isles Eccles is a Small Town in the northwest of England that is in the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford but not, traditionally, part of Salford. ... This article is about Blackburn in Lancashire, England. ... Burnley is a large market town in the north-east of Lancashire in north-west England with a population of 89,542[1] (2001 census). ... It has been suggested that Cuaresma be merged into this article or section. ... Fish and chips in modern packaging Fish and chips or fish n chips, a popular take-away food, consists of deep-fried fish in batter or breadcrumbs with deep-fried potatoes, traditionally sold wrapped in newspaper. ... Mossley is a town in Tameside on the north-east side of Greater Manchester. ... Toad in the hole is a traditional British dish. ... Frumenty (sometimes furmity) was a popular food dish in the Middle Ages in Europe. ... Goosnargh Goosnargh is a Betelgeusian word used in Douglas Adams Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy book, So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish. ... Shortbread rounds Shortbread is a type of biscuit (cookie) which is traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts plain white flour, although other ingredients like ground rice or cornflour are sometimes added to alter the texture. ... Categories: | | | | ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mardi gras. ... Bolton is a large town in the north-west of England. ... The term Flemings (Dutch: ) denotes the majority population in Flanders (the northern half of Belgium). ... Genera Many:see text The Weavers are small passerine birds related to the finches. ... Ormskirk is a market town in North West England, situated thirteen miles north of Liverpool and fifteen miles south of Preston. ... Rag Pudding is an old fashioned savoury dish, popular in Lancashire, England. ... {{infobox #REDIRECT [[UK place| |country = England |lat[[Media:Example. ... Burnley is a large market town in the north-east of Lancashire in north-west England with a population of 89,542[1] (2001 census). ... Scouse was orignally a mutton stew. ... Location within England Coordinates: , Country  United Kingdom Constituent country  England Region North West England Ceremonial county Historic county Merseyside Lancashire Admin HQ Liverpool Founded 1207 City Status 1880 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Liverpool City Council Area  - Borough & City 43. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Fylde is a peninsula in western Lancashire, England. ...

Famous Lancastrians

As one of the most populous counties Lancashire has produced many famous names. See people from Lancashire.


Places of interest

The following are places of interest in the ceremonial county: The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, is a British preservation organization. ... English Heritage is a United Kingdom government body with a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England. ... The Forestry Commission (established in 1919) is a non ministerial Government Department responsible for forestry in Great Britain. ... Country park icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... A country park is an area designated for people to visit and enjoy recreation in a countryside environment. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... A scene on a heritage railway. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Historic houses in England is a link page for any stately home, country house or other historic house in England. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Castles in England is a link page for any castle in England. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Abbeys and priories in England is a link page for any abbey, priory, friary or other monastic religious house in England. ...

The village of Arnside on the Kent estuary, with Arnside Knott behind Arnside and Silverdale is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England, on the border between Lancashire and Cumbria, adjoining Morecambe Bay. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... The Astley Green Colliery Museum is a museum in Lancashire, United Kingdom. ... Tyldesley (pronounced tilds-lee) is a town and component area of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, north-west England. ... Astley Hall is a former stately home near Chorley in Lancashire, England. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Beacon Fell is a hill in the civil parish of Goosnargh in Lancashire, England. ... Country park icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Blackburn Cathedral Blackburn Cathedral is officially known as the Cathedral Church of Blackburn Saint Mary the Virgin. ... Pleasure Beach, Blackpool (formerly Blackpool Pleasure Beach) is an amusement park in the town of Blackpool in Lancashire, England. ... Looking down to the road below through the glass floor The Blackpool Tower is a tourist attraction in the town of Blackpool, Lancashire, in Northern England (grid reference SD306360). ... Just two miles from the famous Blackpool sea-front in Lancashire, England, Blackpool Zoo provides a home to over 1500 animals from all over the world. ... The British Commercial Vehicle Museum is located in Leyland, Lancashire and contains many vehicles dating back through the ages. ... Leyland is a town in the borough of South Ribble, Lancashire, United Kingdom, approximately 6 miles south of Preston. ... Camelot Theme Park is a resort and Theme Park in Charnock Richard, Chorley, Lancashire, England based on the legend of Camelot. ... Clegg Hall is a 17th century hall in Lancashire, England. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... The octagonal Jubilee Tower at grid reference SD678215 on Beacon Hill overlooking the town of Darwen was completed in 1898 to commemorate Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee and also to celebrate the victory of the local people for the right to access the moor. ... LMS Class 3F Jinty 0-6-0T No. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... The Hills in the Forest of Bowland The area known as the Forest of Bowland occupies most of the north east of the county of Lancashire in England. ... An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an area of countryside with significant landscape value in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, that has been specially designated by the Countryside Agency on behalf of the United Kingdom government. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Gawthorpe Hall Gawthorpe Hall Gawthorpe Hall Smaller than Chatsworth House or Tatton Park and situated in Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire, the National Trust describes Gawthorpe Hall as an Elizabethan gem in the heart of industrial Lancashire. ... Padiham is a small town (population of 8,998 according to the 2001 census), on the River Calder amid the hills of north-east Lancashire, England, situated approximately three miles to the west of Burnley and south of Pendle Hill. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... The Harris The Harris Museum is a Grade I listed museum building in Preston and has the largest gallery space in Lancashire, England. ... Hoghton Tower is fortified manor house to the east of Preston, Lancashire. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... The Irwell Sculpture Trail is the largest public art scheme in the United Kingdom commissioning regional, national and international artists. ... Lancaster Castle Lancaster Castle ( ) is a castle and a prison in Lancaster, England, grid reference SD473620. ... Lancaster, England is the home of the Lancaster Cathedral, an impressive Roman Catholic cathedral also known as Saint Peters Cathedral. ... The Earl of Derby is a title in the peerage of England. ... RSPB Leighton Moss is a nature reserve in Lancashire, England, in the care of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. ... It has been suggested that Reserve design be merged into this article or section. ... The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is Europes largest wildlife conservation charity. ... WWT Martin Mere is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Burscough, Lancashire, six miles from Ormskirk and ten miles from Southport (Merseyside). ... Statue of Sir Peter Scott at WWT London Wetlands Centre The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is a wildfowl and wetland conservation charity in the United Kingdom and the largest international wetland conservation charity. ... Location within the British Isles Burscough is a small town in England, situated in West Lancashire, to the North of Ormskirk and Skelmersdale. ... Morecambe Bay at low tide from Hest Bank, looking towards Grange-over-Sands. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... The Museum of Lancashire is housed in an old courthouse in Preston, Lancashire. ... The National Football Museum is a museum in Preston, England, founded to preserve, conserve and interpret several important collections of Association Football memorabilia. ... Pendle Hill (summit 557 m above mean sea level) is located in the north-east of Lancashire, England, near the towns of Burnley, Colne, Nelson and Clitheroe. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Feeding time at Pennington Flash At the turn of the 20th century, coal mining subsidence and flooding created what has now become known as the Flash, an area located just off St Helens Road of the Greater Manchester (formerly Lancashire) town of Leigh. ... Country park icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Typical Pennine scenery. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Mountain biker riding in the Arizona desert. ... Climbers on Valkyrie at the Roaches. ... A dimension stone quarry. ... Rufford Old Hall, the home of the Hesketh family, was first built in 1420 by Sir Thomas Hesketh in Rufford, Lancashire. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... Samlesbury Hall is an historic house in Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire, England. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... St Walburges Church across the river Ribble. ... Stonyhurst College is a Roman Catholic English Jesuit independent boarding school near Clitheroe, Lancashire, England. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... Towneley Hall from the air. ... Burnley is a large market town in the north-east of Lancashire in north-west England with a population of 89,542[1] (2001 census). ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... // The West Lancashire Light Railway operates at Hesketh Bank, situated between Preston and Southport. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... Rivington Pike, a familiar local landmark The West Pennine Moors is an area of approximately 90 square miles of moorland and reservoir scenery, located in North West England, between the towns of Chorley, Bolton, Horwich and Blackburn. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... A fountain in Williamson Park Williamson Park is a park in Lancaster, England. ... The Ashton Memorial is a folly in Williamson Park, Lancaster, England built between 1907 and 1909 by millionaire industrialist Baron Ashton in memory of his second wife, Jessy. ... Witton Country Park is a 480 acre (1. ... Country park icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... The Yarrow Valley park is a country park in Lancashire which follows the river yarrow for about 6 miles. ... Country park icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ...

References

  1. ^ Vision of Britain - Lancashire
  2. ^ a b c d George, D., Lancashire, (1991)
  3. ^ a b c Local Government Act 1972. 1972, c. 70
  4. ^ Vision of Britain - Divisions of Lancashire
  5. ^ Lancashire County Council - Lancashire districts
  6. ^ OPSI - The Lancashire (Boroughs of Blackburn and Blackpool) (Structural Change) Order 1996
  7. ^ Lancashire County Council - Map of Lancashire (Unitary boundaries shown)
  8. ^ Government Office for the North West - Local Authorities
  9. ^ Opening of the new Town-Hall at Preston. The Times. September 15, 1882.
  10. ^ Lancashire County Council - County Councillors by Area
  11. ^ BUBL Information Service - The Relative Hills of Britain
  12. ^ Historic County Tops
  13. ^ Cumbria County Council - Discover Cumbria
  14. ^ Her Majesty's Stationary Office, Aspects of Britain: Local Government, (1996)
  15. ^ Booth, P. cited in George, D., Lancashire, (1991)
  16. ^ Vision of Britain - Lancashire ancient county divisions
  17. ^ Berrington, E., Change in British Politics, (1984)
  18. ^ a b Vision of Britain - Lancashire ancient county boundaries
  19. ^ Lord Redcliffe-Maud and Bruce Wood. English Local Government Reformed. (1974)
  20. ^ a b Jones, B. et al, Politics UK, (2004)
  21. ^ OPSI - The Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside (County and Metropolitan Borough Boundaries) Order 1993
  22. ^ Parliamentary Debates, House of Commons, 4 December 1995, column 116
  23. ^ Parliamentary Debates, House of Commons, 21 April 1994, column 1146
  24. ^ Final Recommendations on the Future Local Government of Sefton, Local Government Commission for England, November 1997.
  25. ^ The Duchy of Lancaster - Boundary Map
  26. ^ Duchy of Lancaster website
  27. ^ House of Commons Hansard debates for 15 June 1992 (2nd paragraph in "Duchy of Lancaster" section
  28. ^ High Sheriffs, The Times, March 21, 1985
  29. ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  30. ^ includes hunting and forestry
  31. ^ includes energy and construction
  32. ^ includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured
  33. ^ Lancashire County Council - Local Transport Plan
  34. ^ Transport for Lancashire - Lancashire Inter Urban Bus and Rail Map (PDF)
  35. ^ Vision of Britain - Lancashire boundaries 1974
  36. ^ Chandler, J., Local Government Today, (2001)
  37. ^ a b Youngs. Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England. Volume 2. Northern England.
  38. ^ LCCC contact details
  39. ^ History of fish and chips

External links

  • Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2), by John Roby
  • Lancashire Lantern, The Lancashire Life and Times E-Resource network
  • Website of the film 'Catch - the hold not taken', a look at the cultural significance of wrestling in Lancashire
  • Lancashire County Council - MARIO (Mapping portal)
  • Photographs of Lancashire
  • An online survey about Lancashire dialect
  • The Lancashire Dialect Society
  • Official Lancashire Tourism information


Ceremonial county of Lancashire

Unitary authorities: Blackpool | Blackburn with Darwen The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... It has been suggested that South Shore, Blackpool be merged into this article or section. ... Blackburn with Darwen (Dwrgwyn) is a borough in Lancashire, North West England. ...


Non-metropolitan districts: West Lancashire | Chorley | South Ribble | Fylde | Preston | Wyre | Lancaster | Ribble Valley | Pendle | Burnley | Rossendale | Hyndburn West Lancashire is a local government district in Lancashire, England. ... {{infobox #REDIRECT [[UK place| |country = England |lat[[Media:Example. ... South Ribble is a local government district and borough in Lancashire, England. ... Fylde is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. ... Preston is a city and local government district in Lancashire, England and is located on the River Ribble. ... This article is about the district of Wyre in England. ... Logo The City of Lancaster (2002 population: 133,914) is a local government district with city status in Lancashire, England. ... Ribble Valley is a local government district with borough status in the administrative county of Lancashire, England. ... Pendle is a district borough of Lancashire, England, on the North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire borders. ... Burnley is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire in North West England. ... Rossendale is a local government district with borough status. ... Hyndburn is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. ...


Topics: Places | Parishes | Parliamentary constituencies This is a list of settlements in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, England. ... . ... The ceremonial county of Lancashire, (which includes the unitary authorities of Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool), is divided into 15 Parliamentary constituencies - 8 Borough constituencies and 7 County constituencies. ...


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Allerdale | Barrow-in-Furness | Blackburn with Darwen | Blackpool | Bolton | Burnley | Bury | Carlisle | Chester | Chorley | Congleton | Copeland | Crewe and Nantwich | Eden | Ellesmere Port and Neston | Fylde | Halton | Hyndburn | Knowsley | Lancaster | Liverpool | Macclesfield | Manchester | Oldham | Pendle | Preston | Ribble Valley | Rochdale | Rossendale | St Helens | Salford | Sefton | South Lakeland | South Ribble | Stockport | Tameside | Trafford | Vale Royal | Warrington | West Lancashire | Wigan | Wirral | Wyre The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... North West England is one of the nine regions of England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Allerdale is a local government district and borough in Cumbria, England. ... Barrow-in-Furness is a local government district and borough in Cumbria, England. ... Blackburn with Darwen (Dwrgwyn) is a borough in Lancashire, North West England. ... It has been suggested that South Shore, Blackpool be merged into this article or section. ... The Metropolitan borough of Bolton is a metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. ... Burnley is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire in North West England. ... The Metropolitan borough of Bury is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in the northwest of England. ... The City of Carlisle is a local government district with city status in Cumbria, England. ... For the smaller central city area, and principal settlement of this district, see Chester. ... Chorley is a local government district with borough status, in Lancashire, England. ... Congleton is a local government district and borough in Cheshire, in North West England. ... Copeland is a local government district and borough in western Cumbria, England. ... Crewe and Nantwich is one of six local government districts in the administrative county of Cheshire, England. ... Eden is a local government district in Cumbria, England. ... Ellesmere Port and Neston is a local government district, borough and parliamentary constituency in Cheshire, England. ... Fylde is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. ... Halton is a borough in North West England, administered by a unitary authority. ... Hyndburn is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. ... Knowsley is a metropolitan borough in the metropolitan county of Merseyside, England. ... Logo The City of Lancaster (2002 population: 133,914) is a local government district with city status in Lancashire, England. ... Location within England Coordinates: , Country  United Kingdom Constituent country  England Region North West England Ceremonial county Historic county Merseyside Lancashire Admin HQ Liverpool Founded 1207 City Status 1880 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Liverpool City Council Area  - Borough & City 43. ... Macclesfield is a local government district, borough and parliamentary constituency in Cheshire England. ... Manchester (pronounced ) is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... This article relates to the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham. ... Pendle is a district borough of Lancashire, England, on the North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire borders. ... Preston is a city and local government district in Lancashire, England and is located on the River Ribble. ... Ribble Valley is a local government district with borough status in the administrative county of Lancashire, England. ... The Metropolitan borough of Rochdale is a metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester in North West England. ... Rossendale is a local government district with borough status. ... St Helens is a Metropolitan Borough in Merseyside, North West England. ... The City of Salford is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... See Sefton, New South Wales for the suburb of Sydney, Australia. ... South Lakeland is a local government district in Cumbria, England. ... South Ribble is a local government district and borough in Lancashire, England. ... The Metropolitan Borough of Stockport is a Metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in north west England. ... Tameside is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in north west England. ... The Metropolitan Borough of Trafford is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... Vale Royal is a local government district and borough in Cheshire, North West England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... West Lancashire is a local government district in Lancashire, England. ... The Metropolitan Borough of Wigan is a Metropolitan Borough of Greater Manchester, in the North West of England. ... Wirral is a metropolitan borough in Merseyside, North West England, which occupies the northern part of the Wirral Peninsula, more commonly known as The Wirral. ... This article is about the district of Wyre in England. ...

Counties with multiple districts: Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... The Cheshire Plain - photo taken adjacent to Beeston Castle The Cheshire Plain - photo taken towards Merseyside The Cheshire Plain panorama - photo taken from Mid-Cheshire Ridge Cattle farming in the county Black-and-white timbered buildings on Nantwich High Street Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a... Cumbria (IPA: ), is a shire county in the extreme North West of England. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. ...


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