Hapton, Lancashire

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Hapton
Shuttleworth Hall, at Hapton, near Padiham, still a working farm

Shuttleworth Hall on the road to Padiham dates from 1638 and is still a working farm
Hapton is located in Lancashire
Hapton
Hapton
 Hapton shown within Lancashire
Population 3,769 (2001)
OS grid reference SD792315
Civil parish Hapton
District Burnley
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BURNLEY
Postcode district BB11; BB12
Dialling code 01282
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Burnley
List of places
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England
Lancashire

Coordinates: 53°46′48″N 2°18′54″W / 53.780°N 2.315°W / 53.780; -2.315

Hapton is a village and civil parish in the borough of Burnley, in the English county of Lancashire. The village is 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Burnley town centre, and has a railway station on the East Lancashire Line. It has a population of 3,769.[1] The Leeds and Liverpool Canal and M65 motorway both pass through the village.[2][3]

Administration[edit]

The village makes up the majority of the Hapton with Park ward of Burnley (borough). In recent years this ward has shown high levels of support for the British National Party, electing a BNP councillor in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008. At the 2010 elections, the borough’s only remaining BNP councillors are those elected by this ward.[4]

Buildings[edit]

Shuttleworth Hall is about 1 mile (1.6 km) north-west of the town along the A6068 road toward Padiham. The house dates from 1639 and is a working farmhouse.[5]

Facilities[edit]

Hapton has a railway station on the East Lancashire Line. Also there is a small council park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish headcount". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Burnley canal to get £27,000 upgrade". Lancashire Telegraph. Newsquest Media Group. 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  3. ^ "Hapton - Leeds and Liverpool Canal - A Virtual Trip 59". Pennine Waterways. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  4. ^ Burnley Borough Council Accessed 2010
  5. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Hartwell, Clare (revision) (2009). The Buildings of England – Lancashire: North. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. p. 321. ISBN 978-0-300-12667-9. 

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