Chatburn

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Chatburn
Chatburn is located in Lancashire
Chatburn
Chatburn
 Chatburn shown within Lancashire
OS grid reference SD765445
District Ribble Valley
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CLITHEROE
Postcode district BB7
Dialling code 01200
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Ribble Valley
List of places
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England
Lancashire

Coordinates: 53°53′46″N 2°21′32″W / 53.896°N 2.359°W / 53.896; -2.359

Chatburn is a village located in the Ribble Valley, East Lancashire, England. It is situated in a hollow between two ridges north-east of Clitheroe, just off the A59 road. It lies near Pendle Hill, which is to the east of the village. The River Ribble flows to the west of the town. The town is approximately 400 feet above sea level.

The village itself can be dated back to Anglo-Saxon times; it takes its name from one of the most distinguished characters of that time, St Chad. The village sits outside the Forest of Bowland and was never considered part of the ancient Lordship of Bowland.

A feature of the village is the spire of the parish church, which was erected around 1838. The steeple was struck by lightning in 1854, but was rebuilt in the same year.

Chatburn also had its own railway station, but it was closed in 1962 before the report of Dr Beeching..

The village also features Chatburn Post Office which was bombed during the Second World War. [1]

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