Bashall Eaves

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Coordinates: 53°53′06″N 2°27′47″W / 53.885°N 2.463°W / 53.885; -2.463

Bashall Eaves
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Lancashire Cheese press in Bashall Eaves
Bashall Eaves is located in Lancashire
Bashall Eaves
Bashall Eaves
 Bashall Eaves shown within Lancashire
Population 162  (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SD695435
Civil parish Bashall Eaves
District Ribble Valley
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CLITHEROE
Postcode district BB7
Dialling code 01254/01200
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Ribble Valley
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Lancashire

Bashall Eaves is a village and civil parish in the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire, England, about four miles (6 km) west of Clitheroe. The placename element eaves is Old English and refers to Bashall's location on the borders of the Forest of Bowland.

According to the 2001 census, the parish of Bashall Eaves had a population of 162.[1] It covers an area of almost 4000 acres. The village is home to The Red Pump Inn, a post office, a telephone box and a selection of farms. One mile to the west of the village is Bashall Town farm, now home to "Bashall Barn"- a farm shop/restaurant and also "Bowland Brewery" [1]

Bashall Eaves is predominantly a privately owned country estate historically owned by the Worsley-Taylor family. The Estate is managed by Mr Mark Herrod of Strutt & Parker.

History[edit]

Historically, Bashall or "Beckshalgh" which means the hill by the brooks, formed part of the ancient Lordship of Bowland which comprised a Royal Forest and a Liberty of ten manors spanning eight townships and four parishes and covered an area of almost 300 square miles (800 km2) on the historic borders of Lancashire and Yorkshire. The manors within the Liberty were Slaidburn (Newton-in-Bowland, West Bradford, Grindleton), Knowlmere, Waddington, Easington, Bashall, Mitton, Withgill (Crook), Leagram, Hammerton and Dunnow (Battersby).[2]

The manor of Bashall was granted by Edmund de Lacy, 6th Lord of Bowland, to Thomas Talbot in 1253. It remained in the Talbot family until the early seventeenth century. The Talbot Arms at Chipping commemorates the family's close association with the town. The Taylor family were lords of the manor from 1806.[3] There is still a fine Georgian manor house close to Bashall Eaves.

In 1934, there was a murder in the village; when detectives investigated the shooting of Jim Dawson, they were met with a "wall of silence" from local residents, and the crime is still unsolved.[4]

Bashall Eaves was historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire until the county reorganisation in 1974.

Governance[edit]

The civil parish was created from the ancient township of Bashall Eaves in 1866.[5] It currently shares a parish council with the neighbouring civil parishes of Great Mitton and Little Mitton.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Ribble Valley". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  2. ^ Forest of Bowland official website
  3. ^ Frederick George Ackerley, A History of the Parish of Mitton in the West Riding of Yorkshire (Aberdeen University Press 1947)
  4. ^ "70 years on, village still refuses to reveal its murder secrets". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. Newsquest Media Group. 2004-10-21. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  5. ^ "history of BASHALL EAVES". visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 

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