Entering Crawshawbooth from Rawtenstall
Crawshawbooth shown within Lancashire
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Crawshawbooth is a small village on the edge of the Pennine Hills in England just north of the market town of Rawtenstall, Lancashire, and just south of Loveclough. It is part of the valley of Rossendale, an ancient royal hunting ground. The majority of surrounding land is farm and moor land and many walkers come to the area.
It is part of the Rossendale and Darwen constituency, with Jake Berry having been the Member of Parliament since 2010.
There are a number of English Heritage properties here.
Crawshaw Hall is a Grade II* listed mansion built in 1831 by John Brooks, a well-known local calico printer and quarry owner. His son Sir Thomas Brooks was created a baronet in 1891 and the following year raised to the peerage as Baron Crawshaw. Sir Thomas was appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire for 1884-5. The property descended in the Brooks family until it was sold in 1976. It has been a medical centre and nursing home since 1987.
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Meeting House in the town is one of the oldest in the world: built in 1716 it is nearly 300 years old.
Goodshaw Chapel was associated with the Larks of Dean.
Life and tourism
The village has a small primary school, (Crawshawbooth Primary School) located outside of the main village. The village has a few shops and eating places including a new fish and chip restaurant and take away called Toff"s, an Indian restaurant named 'The Indian Harvest', a Cottage Bakery, Chinese takeaway, and recently, an Italian restaurant. There are also newsagents, a dry cleaner, and a public library as well as award winning Riley's Butchers. The main road consists of a number of Victorian houses. The towns of Rawtenstall, Burnley and Loveclough are nearby.
Crawshawbooth is also home to the See Gallery who mount regular exhibitions of local nationally and internationally known artists including, amongst others, Ray Lowry, Liam Spencer, Dave Pearson and John Hyatt.
- "Crawshaw Hall History". Retrieved 8 November 2013.
- "Crawshawbooth Public Library". http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries/librarydetails/libsearch1.asp?name=Crawshawbooth.
- "Rossendale butchers sweep the board at meat ‘Oscars’". http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure/restaurants/food_news/8633866.Rossendale_butchers_sweep_the_board_at_meat____Oscars___/.
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