Feniscowles shown within Lancashire
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|Unitary authority||Blackburn with Darwen|
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Feniscowles is a village in the unitary authority of Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Blackburn. Part of the village is in the civil parish of Livesey.
The village is mentioned in documents as early as 1276 when its name was recorded as 'Feinycholes'.
The village is primarily a suburb of Blackburn, situated on Preston Old Road near the boundary with the borough of Chorley (borough). Many houses in the village have been built since the 1960s, including the Park Farm and Feniscowles Bridge areas.
The village is located on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. It was also on the Blackburn to Chorley Line, which was built in 1866-69. The village's railway station closed in 1960, with the line closing completely in 1968. Industry in the village includes a Sappi Blackburn Mill, originally built in 1875 as the Star Paper Mill. Another paper mill, also built in the 1870s and known as the Sun Paper Mill, which closed in 1992 and has now been demolished.
In the village there is a school called Feniscowles Primary.
See also 
- Lancashire Parish Portal
- CommuniGate | History of Feniscowles
- The Reelers Trail : Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
- Papermaking Members
- Sappi Limited - About Sappi | Sappi Fine Paper Europe
- Paper-maker's Sun site rebid
- Blackburn Encyclopaedia F
- "Land of "Livesey of Livesey"". Livesay Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
- "Feniscowles, Blackburn". Cottontown.org. Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Retrieved 2008-03-07.
Media related to Feniscowles at Wikimedia Commons
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