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 . The two sources of the Coordinates: 53°54′07″N 2°39′04″W / 53.902048°N 2.650988°W River Brock lie within the parish. According to the 2001 census, it had a population of 147.
Within the parish are:
parish church, probably the only one anywhere dedicated to Saint Eadmer. [1 ] Bleasdale Circle,
- a [2 ] Bronze Age circular earthwork, originally with an outer ring (at grid reference ) and possibly aligned with the sunrise of the Summer Solstice. SD577460 Bleasdale Church of England Primary School (around 40 students, ages 4–11).
The Parish Hall, built in 1929.
The former post office, housed in the
forge opposite Higher Brock Mill (at grid reference ) on the SD574445 River Brock, supporting brown trout and rainbow trout. From 1947 to 2002 the post office housed a café for locals, cycling and hiking folk to refresh, fitted with a well, dating from about 1700, beneath the building. In the early 1900s, "Jack Custard" was renowned there for the quality of his custard tart.
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. Being a part of Wyresdale, Bleasdale never fell under the sway of the powerful medieval [3 ] Lordship of Bowland. [4 ]
Notable buildings [ edit ]
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. The church retains its [5 ] pews and western gallery.
Bleasdale Tower was built in the early 19th century by William Garnett
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