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Saint Eadmer's church, across fields
Saint Eadmer's church

Bleasdale is a village and civil parish in the Wyre district of Lancashire, England, in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at 53°54′07″N 2°39′04″W / 53.902048°N 2.650988°W / 53.902048; -2.650988Coordinates: 53°54′07″N 2°39′04″W / 53.902048°N 2.650988°W / 53.902048; -2.650988. The two sources of the River Brock lie within the parish. According to the 2001 census, it had a population of 147.

Within the parish are:

The ancient Forest of Bleasdale is less well known than its more famous neighbour, the Forest of Bowland but its history is recounted by Smith.[3] Being a part of Wyresdale, Bleasdale never fell under the sway of the powerful medieval Lordship of Bowland.[4]

Notable buildings[edit]

Bleasdale Tower
  • St Eadmer's Church was rebuilt in 1835 by John Dewhurst and restored and enlarged in 1897. It has a west tower and lancet windows.[5] The church retains its pews and western gallery.
  • Bleasdale Tower was built in the early 19th century by William Garnett[6]


  1. ^ St Eadmer, Bleasdale at
  2. ^ Bleasdale Circle on the your Lancashire website
  3. ^ Smith, T. C. (1894), A History of the Parish of Chipping, C. W. Whitehead, Preston, Chapter 8
  4. ^ Forest of Bowland official website
  5. ^ Fleetwood-Hesketh, P. (1955) Murray's Lancashire Architectural Guide. London: John Murray; p. 133
  6. ^ Fleetwood-Hesketh
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