Brownhill

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Brownhill
Brownhill is located in Lancashire
Brownhill
Brownhill
 Brownhill shown within Lancashire
Population 5,948 
OS grid reference SD685310
Unitary authority Blackburn with Darwen
Ceremonial county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BLACKBURN
Postcode district BB1
Dialling code 01254
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Blackburn
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire

Coordinates: 53°46′30″N 2°28′37″W / 53.775°N 2.477°W / 53.775; -2.477

Brownhill is a suburb of Blackburn, in the unitary borough of Blackburn with Darwen, in Lancashire, England. It is situated to the north-east of the town centre, in the Roe Lee ward which has an estimated population of around 5948.[1] Other nearby places include Ramsgreave, Wilpshire and Sunnybower.

Brownhill sports a number of local businesses including Brownhill Pharmacy, Brownhill Post Office, Brownhill Arms (situated approximately 0.3 miles from Ramsgreave and Wilpshire railway station[2]) and Videorama.

In the centre of Brownhill is the junction of the A666 Whalley New Road and A6119 Blackburn Ring Road; when the ring road was built in the 1920s[citation needed] it was a roundabout with the Blackburn to Wilpshire tram route through the middle.[3]

Brownhill has three churches: Holy Souls (Roman Catholic), St Gabriels (Church of England) and Trinity (Congregational). St Gabriel's is located on Brownhill Drive, and was built in 1933[4] to replace the original St Gabriel's Church, which was situated on Pearl Street. St Gabriel's is now somewhat of a famous Blackburnian landmark over due to its 'light-up' red cross, which was installed in 1964,[5] can be seen as far away as Clayton-le-Moors (approximately 8 miles).

The BP garage in Brownhill offers 24-hour fuel, off licence and grocery services.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council". 
  2. ^ "Streetmap.co.uk". 
  3. ^ Holden, Duncan. "Tramway history: Chapter 11". Blackburn Transport Net. Retrieved 2008-04-11. [dead link]
  4. ^ "St Gabriel's Church Website: About Us". Retrieved 2008-03-13. [dead link]
  5. ^ Smith, Ray. "Blackburn Encyclopaedia S". Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Retrieved 2008-03-13.